- Clinton meets with Maltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi
- Earlier this year, American citizens were evacuated from Libya to Malta
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the Mediterranean island nation of Malta Tuesday and thanked authorities there for their help during the war in Libya.
Clinton met with Maltese Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi in the capital city of Valletta, the State Department said.
"The Prime Minister and I discussed the importance of supporting the democratic aspirations of the Libyan people. They are beginning to build a new future for their country and they have a long road ahead," Clinton said in a State Department statement.
Earlier this year, American citizens and embassy staff were evacuated from Libya to the nearby island, Clinton said.
"Malta's unique geography, history, and expertise will make it a valued partner in this work," Clinton said.