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UAE-Malta Political Consultation Committee discusses strengthening trade, investment, energy ties

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ABU DHABI, 1st March, 2023 (WAM) — The first Political Consultation Committee between the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) and the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Malta took place virtually on 27th February.

The meeting was chaired by Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations, and Christopher Cutajar, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade of Malta.

“Malta is a long-standing partner of the UAE, and we were pleased to hold constructive political consultations with our colleagues in Malta’s foreign ministry,” said Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh. “As a member of the European Union, Malta plays a key role in our shared neighborhood. We look forward to fostering continued close cooperation with Malta, to seizing the unique opportunities that the relationship offers, and to delivering tangible benefits to citizens and businesses in our two countries.”

The two sides explored opportunities to strengthen their well-established bilateral ties through joint collaboration on shared interests in areas such as trade, investment, and energy.

The consultations also covered regional developments and mutual United Nations Security Council priorities on a number of key issues, including the Middle East, the impact of armed conflict on children, combating extremism, and the Women, Peace and Security agenda.

Both countries renewed their shared commitment to addressing climate-related challenges, particularly those affecting the most vulnerable, through innovative solutions with a focus on the nexus of climate, peace, and security. They also discussed priorities in the lead-up to COP28 in the UAE, from prioritizing inclusivity and adaptation to scaling up climate financing.

Esraa Esmail

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