Malta’s success in tourism is an example that Libya wants to follow, according to Libyan Tourism Minister Ikram Basha Imam [Ikram Abdulsalam Imam], who is in Malta on her first official visit outside Libya since being appointed minister for tourism.
The focus of her talks with her Maltese counterpart, Karmenu Vella, was improving cooperation between Libya and Malta, including through a revision of an agreement on cooperation in the tourism sector which had been signed in 1995.
Other items on the agenda include the development of programmes to train tourism sector workers, and the organisation of a visit to Libya for local tourism operators and businesses.
The Minister praised Malta’s performance in tourism, and said that her own country needed to learn from successful experiences such as Malta’s to develop its own tourism sector.
She added that Libya also has a number of high-class hotels that can be used solely for tourism purposes and intends to make the country an attractive destination even for cruise liners.
(Sources: The Malta Independent, Tripoli Post)