Questions asked to Minister Carmelo Abela
• 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?