Albert Friggieri accredited as non-resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Nov 06, 2020
Dr. Albert Friggieri was accredited as Malta’s non-resident ambassador to the Principality of Liechtenstein on 29th October 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ceremony of the presentation of the ambassador’s credentials to His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Alois von und zu Liechtenstein could not be held. Instead, the ambassador’s letter of credence was forwarded in advance and a telephone conversation between Prince Alois and Dr. Friggieri took place on the day originally scheduled for the ceremony in Liechtenstein.

During the half an hour conversation, Prince Alois and Ambassador Friggieri spoke about the sectors which make up the economies of Liechtenstein and Malta respectively. They exchanged information on the impact of COVID-19 on the various economic segments and how the two governments were dealing with the crisis caused by the pandemic. The Prince expressed his hope that relations between Malta and Liechtenstein will continue to prosper for the benefit of the people of both countries. He said he was looking forward to welcoming Ambassador Friggieri to Liechtenstein as soon as restrictions on travelling are eased.

Dr Friggieri also had a telephone conversation with Dr. Katrin Eggenberger, Foreign Minister of the Principality of Liechtenstein. The Minister and the Ambassador agreed that the bilateral relations, which as very good, can be widened and intensified. Cultural collaboration, Malta’s candidature for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council and the social impact of COVID-19 were among the topics discussed. The Minister and the Ambassador agreed that talks to strengthen the bilateral contacts will be held as soon as the Ambassador can visit Liechtenstein.