Establishment of Diplomatic Relations: Malta-Nauru

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Nov 24, 2008

The signing ceremony establishing Diplomatic Relations between Malta and Nauru took place at the Permanent Mission of Malta to the United Nations in New York yesterday Wednesday, 19th November 2008.  The Protocol establishing Diplomatic Relations was signed by H.E. Mr. Saviour F. Borg, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Malta to the United Nations, and by H.E. Ms. Marlene Moses Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of Nauru to the United Nations.

Following the signing ceremony the two Ambassadors exchange views on the role of small States in the activities of the United Nations as well as the vulnerabilities which small States have to overcome because of their specific handicaps and as a result of climate change.  Ambassador Borg also explained the contribution which Malta continues to make in assisting small islands States in a number of areas including the online training programmes which benefit nationals and diplomats from these small countries. 

On her part, Ambassador Moses expressed her profound thanks and appreciation for the lead which Malta continues to take in a number of international fora including at the United Nations and the Commonwealth to assist countries like Nauru.  Present for the signing ceremony were Dr. H. Bonavia, Deputy Permanent Representative, Mr. Walter Mallia, Consul, and Mr. Claude Bonello, First Secretary.  The Protocol will now be deposited with the United Nations Secretary-General.