Libyan Prime Minister Osama Hammad offered condolences Friday after a volunteer from Malta died during flood rescue and recovery operations…
A vessel bearing the Libyan flag fired at a boat carrying 110 people in the Mediterranean on Friday afternoon, according to NGO Alarm Phone.
The feasibility of a renewable energy interconnector between Malta and Libya is currently being analysed after a memorandum of understanding was signed between the two countries, Maltese Energy Minister Miriam Dalli said on Monday.
The Libyan Business Council (LBC) announced today that the Maltese Chamber of Commerce will lead a Maltese business delegation to Libya this September/October. The delegation will include the Bank of Valletta.
The Libyan Interior Minister Emad Al-Trabelsi and his Maltese counterpart Byron Camilleri have had talks in Malta on security cooperation and, the training of the Libyan coastguard in search and rescue and combatting human trafficking.
Libya’s Tripoli-based Interior Ministry announced Monday that two of its naval vessels and their crews arrived in Malta to participate in the Dolphin 1 joint marine exercises.
The Italian authorities continue the policy of assigning distant ports to NGO rescue vessels for the disembarkation of survivors. Malta failed to rescue more than 7,000 people in distress in the country’s SAR zone in 2022 and reports of non-response tactics continue to mount. EU partners, Tunisia and Libya continue their pull back operations and abuse of migrants, according to European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE).
The number of people who have landed in Malta irregularly by boat has declined considerably after Malta and Libya signed a memorandum of understanding on irregular migration, Malta Today reported.
Malta’s armed forces have refused to provide figures on migrant rescue operations requested by Times of Malta, claiming their publication could endanger national security.
Hundreds of Bangladeshi migrants are being smuggled aboard charter flights into Libya where they get onto boats to reach Europe, according to MaltaToday.