TRIPOLI, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Libya and Malta have vowed to step up cooperation between the two countries in various sectors.
The pledge came after Mohamed Abdulaziz, Libya's international cooperation and foreign minister, met Sunday evening with Francis Zammit Dimech, the Maltese foreign minister, to discuss the bilateral ties.
The two sides stressed the importance of political coordination between the two countries at the regional level through the European Union (AU), and the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU).
Abdulaziz said that they discussed the ways of supporting and strengthening the existing bilateral relations between the two countries.
The Libyan minister said they reviewed the cooperation in the economic and educational fields and the exchange of experiences to enable Libyan students to join the Maltese universities especially to study English language.
He also said they discussed the possibility of opening a Maltese consulate in Misrata city, some 200 km east of Tripoli.
After the meeting, Abdulaziz told Xinhua that he had discussed with the Maltese foreign minister the preparations for the Ministerial Conference on Libya which will be held in Paris and the support for the security, justice and the rule of law in Libya.