Malta says no military solution for Libyan crisis

Malta says no military solution for Libyan crisis

August 22, 2019 - 09:54
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion said Wednesday that only the political solution can bring Libya out of the crisis, adding that his country is against any form of military solution.

In a joint press conference with UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame, Carmelo Abela reiterated Malta’s continuous support to UN-led process to ensure successful political transition for the benefit of Libyan people.

“Malta will support Salame and the UN’s work during this difficult situation, in a country which is so close to Malta,” Abela said.

“Currently there is no military solution for Libya,” he added. 

Ghassan Salame praised Malta’s efforts in bringing to light the Libyan crisis in the EU.

He said Libyan crisis can only be resolved through a political process, adding that “military solution is an illusion and a costly one.”

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