Minister Evarist Bartolo concludes an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Minister Evarist Bartolo concludes an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Reference Number: PR211036, Press Release Issue Date: May 31, 2021
 
Minister for Foreign and European Affairs Evarist Bartolo concluded an official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia today where he addressed various bilateral issues, including the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the European Union, the need to better understand each other, and to work together for the common good.

During this visit, Minister Bartolo had meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, with Tourism Minister Ahmad bin Aqil Al Khatib, and the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Dr. Najef Falah M. Al-Hajraf.

The talks focused on political, economic and cultural ties between Malta and Saudi Arabia, as well as cooperation on tourism, climate change, water and energy, health, including the pharmaceutical sector, research and the regulatory aspect, food security and production, vocational education, and cooperation against organized crime and money laundering.

The two sides also discussed the alliance for civilization and the importance of societies learning to live together. In this context, they spoke about the importance of peace in the Gulf region, in Libya, in the Middle East, and in Yemen.

Minister Bartolo stressed that both countries can benefit from mutual collaboration for the benefit of their peoples.

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