By Libya Herald staff:
Tripoli, 21 November 2013:
Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdulaziz was in Malta today at the head of a 24-man delegation . . .[restrict]to launch the start of the joint commission between Libya and Malta this afternoon. The commission, which covers cooperation in a number of fields, including oil exploration, tourism, health and education, will continue to meet tomorrow.
Earlier, Abdulaziz had talks with Maltese Foreign Affairs Minister George Vella which, in addition to the subjects on the table for the commission, are reported to have discussed the security situation in Libya and illegal migration across the Mediterranean.
On Monday at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, Vella had appealed to his counterparts to support greater European engagement in Libya and to back national dialogue in the country in order to help it sort out its current problems.
Abdelaziz was quoted by the Times of Malta describing relations with Malta as “very good and friendly” and saying that the Libyan government wanted to expand cooperation with it. [/restrict]