Minister Evarist Bartolo concludes an official visit to the United Arab Emirates

Reference Number: PR210282, Press Release Issue Date: Feb 09, 2021
Minister for Foreign and European Affairs Evarist Bartolo together with the Maltese delegation concluded a bilateral visit to the United Arab Emirates. 

During this visit, Minister Bartolo inaugurated the Maltese Embassy in Abu Dhabi, which aims to further strengthen Malta’s diplomatic presence in the Gulf. 

At the political level, the two sides discussed how to strengthen bilateral ties, reiterating their commitment to collaborate in the financial sector, on investment and the fight against money laundering, renewable energy and cooperation to promote tolerance and peace. 

During this visit, cooperation agreements were signed in the higher education sector, within the diplomatic sector, to initiate collaboration with MEDAC in order to strengthen the institution providing the necessary training to aspiring diplomats, as well as an agreement to form a joint commission between the two countries with a view to further strengthen their relationship.

The Maltese delegation also paid a courtesy visit to the FlyDubai Headquarters, which will be operating flights between Malta and Dubai from next May.