Ques­tions asked to Min­is­ter Carmelo Abela

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - NEWS -

• Does Neville Gafà hold a diplo­matic pass­port? If yes, why and when has he been granted this priv­i­lege? • Is Charles Sal­iba still the Mal­tese Am

bas­sador to Libya? • If Sal­iba is still the Am­bas­sador, why is Gafà trav­el­ling to Libya and ap­par­ently hold­ing talks that are nor­mally un­der the re­mit of an Am­bas­sador? • Could you kindly give me the num­ber of times

Gafà has trav­elled to Libya, and where he went? • How much is he be­ing paid to do this? • When he is meet­ing the dif­fer­ent fac­tions in Libya, why is the Am­bas­sador not ac­com­pa­ny­ing him? • Why is no one from your Min­istry ac­com­pa­ny­ing

Gafà for these talks? • This week Gafà said that he was not on a diplo­matic mis­sion sent by the gov­ern­ment. Have you spo­ken about this to your Libyan coun­ter­parts, who have claimed quite the op­po­site? • What cre­den­tials does Gafà hold to en­gage in these diplo­matic talks, and un­der whose author­ity? • If Gafà is not rep­re­sent­ing the Mal­tese gov­ern­ment in any way, does the Min­istry have an is­sue with him hav­ing said so to mem­bers of the Libyan gov­ern­ment whom he met, com­ments that have been well-doc­u­mented and con­firmed by the Libyan gov­ern­ment? • Will you be tak­ing any ac­tion along such lines if such rep­re­sen­ta­tion and/or dis­cus­sions were not of­fi­cially au­tho­rised?

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