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The Minister of Transportation announces the resumption of flights between Libya and Malta.

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Tripoli, September 21, 2021 (LANA) - The first flight arrived at Maitiga Airport from Valletta Airport in the Republic of Malta on Monday afternoon, marking the opening of an air route between the two countries after a two-year hiatus.

The plane was received upon its arrival at Maitiga International Airport by the Minister of Transportation, "Mohamed Al-Shoubi," the Minister of Economy and Trade, "Mohamed Al-Hawij," the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Transport for Air Transport, "Khaled Al-Suwaisi," the head of the Airports Authority, "Mohammed Bait Al-Mal," and the ambassador of Malta to Libya.

The Minister of Transport, "Mohamed Al-Shoubi," announced during a joint press conference with the Minister of the Maltese Economy, "Silvio Schembri", the launch of the first flights between Libya and Malta, after a hiatus of more than two years.

The minister explained that air navigation between the two countries will be resumed at four flights per week, based on the visit paid by Prime Minister "Abdul Hamid al-Dbaiba" and his accompanying delegation during the last period, according to which a memorandum of understanding was signed in this regard.

The minister stressed that this vital line between Libya and Malta would contribute to economic growth, revitalizing the movement of people and goods, and advancing the transportation sector in Libya.

For his part, the Maltese Economy Minister "Silvio Schembri" expressed his assistance in the return of flights between the two countries.

He said it is a small step in the right direction, and there is a lot of joint work to be accomplished, and that relations with Libya are not friendship, but rather a brotherly relationship, and that his country is fully prepared to provide assistance to develop services in Libya.

During the press conference, the minister conveyed the greetings of his country's president and government, stressing that the Maltese prime minister always expresses the voice of Libyans in the European Union.