Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion announces the demise of Ambassador Victor J. Gauci

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Oct 05, 2018

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion is saddened to announce the demise of Ambassador Victor J. Gauci, who was one of the pioneers of Malta’s diplomatic service.  

Mr Gauci’s achievements throughout his career initially as a public officer and subsequently as a diplomat on Independence in 1964, were pivotal in many of the milestones which are attributed to Maltese diplomacy.  Amongst these, it is essential to mention his canvassing for Malta’s election to the United Nations Security Council in 1983/1984 and his role as President of the Council in November 1983.  Furthermore, Ambassador Gauci represented Malta at various high level Meetings amongst which as Malta’s Representative at the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

His diplomatic career spanned four decades, two of which were spent in the lobbies and conference halls of the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Besides serving as Ambassador of Malta in China and High Commissioner in Australia, he played a leading role in the reorganisation of the Maltese diplomatic service and served as Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs prior to retiring from active diplomacy in 1996.

His advisory role to the three Prime Ministers and three Foreign Ministers under which he served throughout his career will be remembered as a true legacy to the role of an exemplary diplomat. 

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion and all staff members offer their deepest condolences to Ambassador Victor Gauci’s family.

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