ABU DHABI, Maria Camilleri Calleja, Ambassador of Malta to the UAE, affirmed that the bilateral relations between her country and the UAE are deep-rooted, especially with the growth they have seen in the past few decades.
In a statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), the Maltese Ambassador noted that the UAE-Malta diplomatic relations were established in 1973 and have continued to grow, further boosting cooperation between the two countries.
She explained that the Maltese government's archives show that the UAE was one of the first countries to help Malta in its development process through the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.
Calleja said that the development of their bilateral relations was further backed by Malta opening its Consulate General in Dubai in 2010, and its Embassy in Abu Dhabi in 2020.
She pointed out that the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) establishing an Emirati-Maltese joint committee, which provided promising opportunities to enhance cooperation in several sectors, such as education and diplomacy. She also referenced the MoU signed between the Emirates Diplomatic Academy and the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies of the University of Malta.
Source: Emirates News Agency