As part of an expansion of Malta’s diplomatic presence in Libya, the country is hoping to open a consulate in Misrata, which would make it the first foreign consulate in the city.
Malta’s Ambassador, Victor Camilleri (pictured), told Libya Herald:
"We would like to do this as quickly as possible ... We attach great importance to business relations in Misrata."
The new consulate would deal with the usual consular affairs such as visa applications but would also concentrate on developing commercial ties with the city, which has ambitions to become the business capital of Libya.
Malta is also looking for larger premises for its consulate in Benghazi.
According to the report from Libya Herald, the Maltese consulate has now outsourced its visa application operations in Tripoli: As of Tuesday, applications and collection of Maltese visas are being dealt with by VFS Global at their offices on the 12th floor of Tripoli Tower, which will be open between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm, Sunday to Thursday (public holidays excepted).