10 June 2020
The full-text of the new 'Memorandum of Understanding' between Malta and Libya, along with reports from the Times of Malta.
"A Maltese official will be posted in Tripoli as part of efforts by the Maltese and Libyan governments to stem migration from the north African state.
This emerged from a Memorandum of Understanding between both countries signed last week, which was tabled in parliament by Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Robert Abela, Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo and National Security Minister Byron Camilleri travelled to Libya on Thursday for talks with the head of Libyas Government of National Accord, Fayez al-Sarraj.
The two centres will be commencing operations as from 1 July 2020, and will be manned by six officials."
Maltese official to be posted in Libya in fight against illegal immigration (Times of Malta, link)
See the document: Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of National Accord of the State of Libya and The Government of The Republic of Malta in the Field of Combatting Illegal Immigration (pdf)
And: EU will not pay for boats that held migrants offshore (Times of Malta, link)
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