Maintain a dynamic Organisational Structure

The organisational structure of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has to reflect the new realities of international relations today as well as Malta's needs and interests. On 13 October 2005 plans for the reorganisation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were announced including the setting up of two Directorates-General: one to tackle Political Affairs and one to deal with Economic and European Affairs.


The aim of this reorganisation process is to improve the way in which the Ministry deals with issues in unilateral and multilateral fora and therefore to ensure a more effective implementation of Malta's Foreign Policy Objectives. The new structure will enable a better preparation, coordination and prioritisation of Malta's foreign policies at all levels internationally by presenting clear, constant and coherent positions. The new structure will seek to integrate policy making and provide for an integrated approach to horizontal issues endeavouring to instigate creative thinking that address the challenges of today and of the future.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall continue to strengthen Malta's Diplomatic Service and provide staff with opportunities for career progression. The reorganisation process will be periodically reviewed and updated in light of changing circumstances.


Developing the skills, knowledge, competence and expertise of all staff continues to be central to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ performance as an organisation. Strengthening of the diplomatic service remains essential for greater efficiency in promoting Malta's interests and greater effectiveness in implementing these Strategic Objectives.​

Ministeru għall-Affarijiet Barranin u Ewropej
Palazzo Parisio
Triq Il-Merkanti
Valletta, VLT 1171

2124 2191

2123 6604