Malta reiterates readiness to host Libyan dialogue meetings

Malta reiterates readiness to host Libyan dialogue meetings

May 17, 2020 - 11:46
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Maltese Ambassador for Libya Charles Saliba

The Maltese Ambassador to Libya, Charles Saliba has affirmed his country's readiness to host any meetings between the parties to the conflict in Libya to reach a permanent ceasefire.

The Maltese Ambassador underscored during a video call with Speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives on Saturday that his country rejects any military interference in Libya, insisting that the only solution is to return to dialogue under the Berlin summit umbrella.

"Seeing the Libyans in this situation is just heartbreaking," said Saliba.

He indicated that Malta will be the most affected European country by the conflict in Libya, given its geographical location in addition to the historical ties between the two countries that date back to hundreds of years.

"Malta does not have any agenda in Libya, but it hopes to see peace and stability in the country, and this could only be achieved by the Libyans themselves," he added.

It may be important to note that the Maltese Ambassador reached out last April to the GNA to confirm his country’s support to the Libyan people amid the ongoing fighting and the outbreak of coronavirus. He also condemned the recent military escalations in Tripoli, including the attacks on health facilities.