By Libya Herald staff.
Malta, 6 January 2015:
The House of Representatives supported Abdullah Thinni government has imposed restrictions on Libyan visas to Maltese citizens.
The Libyan Ministry of Interior based in the eastern city of Al-Beida has instructed its Charges d’Affaires in Malta, Habib Lamin, not to issue any Libyan visas to Maltese citizens prior to receiving a security clearance from the Ministry.
The Ministry of Interior reported to the Al-Beida Libyan News Agency that this action was preventative due to confirmed security reports that some Maltese arriving in Libya’s western cities were offering ‘’logistic’’ help to Libya Dawn militias. These activities were harming Libyan national security, it said.
This latest step in the complication of Maltese-Libyan relations comes on the back of a tug-of-war between the two separate Libya Dawn and HoR backed ‘’embassies’’ currently existing in Malta purporting to represent Libya.