National carrier Air Malta flew to Libya for the first time in seven years on Thursday 1st July 2021.
The unscheduled flight to Tripoli’s Mitiga Airport transported a delegation led by Minister for Finance and Employment Clyde Caruana and Air Malta’s Executive Chairperson David Curmi.
The resumption of flights between Malta and Tripoli, as well as a visit by aviation security experts from the Interior Ministry at Tripoli and Misurata Airport were among the main points on the agenda.
Following the one-day visit, Minister Clyde Caruana said that; “Seeing the Air Malta plane on Libyan soil for the first time in years is certainly a positive sign.”
“We must continue working together to see progress in aviation. Malta and Libya supported each other on many fronts over the past decades, and we will continue strengthening this strong relationship between the two peoples.”
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