Turkey and Malta affirmed that the security and stability of Libya is of great importance to them, and that they reinforce joint cooperation with Libya.
This came in a statement published by the Media Office of the Presidential Council at the end of the meeting of the foreign ministers of Turkey and Malta with Foreign Minister Mohamed Sayala, Thursday in Tripoli, in which they expressed their reservations about the “Irini” process and its shortcomings, and agreed on the return of Turkish and Maltese companies to work in Libya, and the resumption of Flights between Libya and both Malta and Turkey.
The three countries also stressed the fight against human trafficking and smuggling operations, and Turkey and Malta’s willingness to provide the needs and equipment necessary to increase the capabilities of the Libyan Coast Guard, and the need to strengthen the southern borders of Libya and their willingness to support the Government of National Accord in this.
The three countries expressed their reservations about the “Irini” process, stressing that illegal immigration not only poses a threat to the countries of the European Union, but rather poses a direct threat to Libya as well.
Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu, accompanied by Malta’s Foreign Minister, Evarist Bartolo, met Thursday during a visit to Tripoli, head of the Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord, Fayez Al-Sarraj.