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Official visit by Minister Ian Borg to the United Arab Emirates

Reference Number: PR221330, Press Release Issue Date: Oct 07, 2022
“It is essential that we continue to grow and expand our bilateral relations with a country as strong and with several resources, so that our collaboration continues to improve and translate in more opportunities for our people and businesses.” This was stressed by Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg during an official visit to the United Arab Emirates.

At the beginning of this visit, the Maltese foreign affairs minister met with Minister of State for International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates Reem Al Hashemy.

The advances made in recent years in terms of relations between the two countries and our commitment to continue improving on what already exists were discussed during this meeting. Together with Minister Al Hashemy, Dr Borg spoke about the United Arab Emirates’ experience during the past year serving on the United Nations Security Council. During this meeting, thoughts about how to strenghten our already good cooperation between us during the period that we will be serving together on the Security Council were discussed.

In light of the fact that this meeting was held in Dubai Expo City, Minister Borg took the opportunity to congratulate the minister for the UAE’s success in organising the EXPO 2020, in which Malta was also a participant.

Later, Minister Borg had the opportunity to meet with the Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce. “I enjoyed discussing how we want to continue to build on the agreement that already exists with the Malta Chamber of Commerce and how we can continue to build and further facilitate the transition for Maltese and Gozitan businesses to roam in these markets,” emphasised Dr Borg.

“With the President of the Federation, Mr Abdullah Mohammed Al Mazrui, I spoke in detail about the benefits that our country offers to foreign businessmen who come to invest in our country and how our country currently has one of the fastest growing economies.”