The week at a glance – January 13, 2019

Warm greeting for Libyan PM

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat welcomed his Libyan counterpart Fayez al-Serraj to talks on migration and bilateral relations at Castille on Wednesday. Dr Muscat said the level of commitment from the Libyans to tackle migration had grown over the past year.

What made the headlines

Migrants in Malta after 19 days at sea: A group of 49 migrants, most of whom were left out at sea for 19 days, were brought to Malta from where they will be redistributed among eight European countries, namely Germany, France, Portugal, Ireland, Romania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Italy. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said a majority of a separate group of 249 migrants brought to Malta in December will also be taken to other EU countries. A group of 44 Bangladeshi migrants who were among these 249 will be repatriated. Dr Muscat said that out of the total 298 migrants, Malta will be hosting

... read more at: https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20190113/local/the-week-at-a-glance-january-13-2019.699079

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