“Unfreeze Libyan government deposits”

Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party is calling on the Maltese government to continue pressing its EU partners and the UN  on the release of Libyan assets abroad.

Prof. Arnold Cassola, AD Spokesperson on EU and International Affairs, stated:  “In order to facilitate transition towards a Libyan democratic and pluralistic society, it is imperative that the Libyan assets abroad should be released to ensure the proper functioning of the Libyan civil service and other structures.  A clear distinction should be made between Gaddafi family assets, which should remain frozen, and Libyan government assets, which should be immediately defreezed by the UN.  If global agreement cannot be reached at this stage, the EU-27 countries should at least insist with the EU that just the Libyan government assets frozen in their countries should be immediately released”.

Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson said: “An ethical and progressive foreign policy of both the EU and Malta should be characterised by support to democratic forces”.