Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Oil Corporation (NOC), Mustafa Sanallah has discussed with the Ambassador of Malta to Libya, Charles Saliba and his accompanying delegation, aspects and means of cooperation regarding the oil and gas domain, in addition to building communication channels that would serves the interest of both countries.
Discussions covered many issues of concern to the oil sector in Libya, inter alia, the possibility of activating the memorandum concluded between the two countries in 2013, which provides for cooperation between Libya and Malta, in addition to discussing the development of the Tripoli oil clinic in several areas, such as updating the analysis laboratories, Operating rooms, and training medical personnel in the sanatorium and elevating their efficiency.
This came during a meeting at the NOC HQ on Wednesday, according to a statement by the NOC's website.
During the meeting, Sanallah expressed his appreciation to the Maltese side for its desire to seek cooperation with the NOC. "We hope for further work and cooperation in every possible way to combat the smuggling issue that has exhausted the Libyan state," Sanallah said, stressing that Malta, as a neighbor and friend of Libya, can play a prominent role and contribute to the return of its stability.
Sanalla also assured that there are many great opportunities for cooperation between the two countries, such as contracting, logistics and communications, and other aspects required in the Libyan oil sector, but this will not occur until stability is restored to Libya, according to the NOC head.
In turn, the Maltese ambassador praised the depth of the relationship between the two countries. "The stability of Libya is part of the stability of Malta," he said, noting that the economic relationship between the two countries goes back for 20 years.