Former Prime Minister Alfred Sant and Medserv Directors underlined the importance of European efforts to secure political stability and security in Libya whilst emphasising the need to further strengthen the already friendly relations between Libya and Malta. Medserv directors, led by Chairman Anthony Diacono, invited the Maltese MEP to visit their offices at the Malta Freeport, Birżebbugia updating Dr Sant on Medserv offshore and onshore oil and gas industry operations in the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

The Maltese MEP told Medserv Directors that the interests of Libya and its people, and those of the European Union are convergent if not identical. The country needs to go back as soon as possible to a strong and stable governance that will maintain national coherence within Libyan borders while taking into account the expectations of the different forces present.

The Maltese MEP and Medserv Directors also discussed eurozone proposals challenging the use of the US dollar whilst promoting the euro in the oil business. They referred to tensions between Washington and the EU over trade, noting that the EU is pushing to challenge the dominance of the dollar. Medserv Directors told the Maltese MEP that their oil business and commodities trading is done through the US dollar.

Medserv is one of five main companies operating in the Mediterranean, employing over 400 persons. Shore Base Logistics are centred on the Group’s bases in Mediterranean rim countries of Malta, Libya, Italy, Cyprus, Portugal and Egypt. Engineering and Supply Chain Management are delivered from bases in UAE and Oman.

Maltese Version – ALFRED SANT U D-DIRETTURI TAL-MEDSERV JAQBLU DWAR STABBILTA’ POLITIKA FIL-LIBJA

Alfred Sant u d-Diretturi tal-Medserv qablu dwar l-importanza li jsir sforz Ewropew favur istabilita` u s-sigurta` fil-Libja waqt li enfasizzaw il-ħtieġa li jissaħħu r-relazzjonijiet bejn Malta u L-Libja. Id-Diretturi tal-Medserv, immexxija miċ-Chairman Anthony Diacono, stiednu l-MEP iżur l-uffiċċini tagħhom fil-Malta Freeport, Birżebbugia biex jaġġornawh dwar l-attivitajiet tal-Medserv fl-industrija taż-żejt u l-gass fil-Mediterran u Lvant Nofsani.

Sant qal lid-Diretturi tal-Medserv li l-interessi tal-Libja, ta’ niesha u dawk tal-Unjoni Ewropea huma identiċi. Il-pajjiż jeħtieġ gvern stabbli u b’saħħtu li kapaċi jżomm għaqda nazzjonali fi ħdan il-fruntieri Libjani filwaqt li jirrispetta l-fazzjonijiet differenti preżenti fil-pajjiż.

Id-Diretturi tal-Medserv ddiskutew ukoll il-proposti taż-żona ewro li jridu jissostitwixxu l-użu tad-Dollaru Amerikan u minflok jużaw il-munita ewro fil-kummerċ taż-żejt. Irreferew għat-tensjonijiet bejn Washington u l-UE fil-qasam tal-kummerċ, u nnotaw li l-UE qed timbotta biex tisfida d-dominanza tad-dollaru. In-negozju u l-kummerċ tagħhom tal-Medserv isir bid-Dollaru Amerikan.

Medserv hija waħda minn ħames kumpaniji ewlenin li joperaw fil-Mediterran u tħaddem 400 ruħ. Loġistikament il-kumpanija hija bbażata fil-pajjiżi tal-Mediterran bħal Malta, l-Italja, Ċipru, Portugall u l-Eġittu. L-engineering u Supply Chain Management isiru minn bażijiet fl-Emirati Għarab Magħquda u l-Oman.