Promote Democratisation and further Respect

Malta will continue to support international action seeking to peacefully promote democratic legitimacy of leaders, respect for the rule of law, good governance and the respect of human rights. The creation of a world-wide culture of free and fair elections allowing people to express their will and elect their leader/s is a corollary of the fundamental freedoms of the individual and of the nation.

Election monitoring is a contribution, on the ground, to legitimacy to governance which reflects the popular will. Malta has a substantive contribution to make to the international community in this field. Malta will seek to expand its participation in election monitoring missions worldwide with a special focus on the Mediterranean region, in particular in the execution of missions of the European Union, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Council of Europe, the United Nations and other international organisations.

Longer term, and in line with the Strategic Objectives of Malta's Foreign Policy to promote Malta as an international Centre of dialogue and scholarship (see objective 12), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will seek to create a centre of excellence for the training of election monitors, expanding on the training of diplomats for the Mediterranean region which has been taking place in Malta incollaboration with the Swiss government, and in cooperation with the European Union for many years.

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

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