The Maltese Foreign Affairs ministry appealed once again to the EU to assist Libya in border management during the European Council meeting held in Brussels on 23rd July.
Foreign Minister Tonio Borg welcomed the EU’s readiness to provide further assistance to the Libyan authorities, particularly in the areas of security and border management. EU Foreign Ministers held an exchange of views on the latest developments in Libya in light of the elections for the national general congress of 7 July and discussed EU assistance to Libya.
The significant changes brought about through the elections in Libya should lead to the first democratically elected government by August.
The Maltese government welcomed Mahmoud Jibril’s victory at the polls for the Constituent Assembly through elections conducted in a free and fair manner, and which is expected to lead to a secular and liberal coalition government. 16.5% of the seats of the constituent assembly were won by female candidates.