By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 21 December 2014:
Malta’s government has denied the accusation that it is “interfering” in Libya’s affairs.
The acting Charge’ . . .[restrict]d’Affaires at the Libyan Embassy in Malta yesterday accused the Maltese government of interfering in Libyan affairs by accepting the appointment by the Thinni government of former culture minister Habib Al-Amin as Libya’s ambassador to Malta. Hussin Musrati, appointed by Omer Al-Hassi’s administration, has said that Malta’s refusal to recognise him as the rightful representative of Libya in Malta represents disrespect for the rule of law in Libya.
In response, the government of Malta issued a statement this weekend saying that it has never interfered in Libya’s affairs and has no intention to do so. Malta, the statement said, is simply following EU and UN guidelines.
The government of Malta was, read the statement, committed to the unity of Liyba and its people and desirous that the dialogue process would lead to a positive outcome for Libya. [/restrict]