Maltese embassy in Rome paves way for further Italian investment in Malta
The Maltese Embassy in Rome, Italy welcomed Malta’s President Dr George Abela, who was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Tonio Borg.
The two had meetings with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, President of Chamber of Deputies Gianfranco Fini and Mayor of Rome Gianni Alemanno.
During the visit, Dr Borg had a meeting with Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata. This meeting was held the format of a mixed commission, in which the two ministers were accompanied by experts coming from various fields.
Among other topics, the two sides discussed illegal immigration with emphasis on a stronger collaboration between Malta and Italy on a European level as well as on a regional level. The meeting helped establish a dialogue on a regular basis with joint ministerial sessions alternating between Malta and Italy.
On a commercial level, various initiatives were undertaken. In April, Malta’s Ambassador to Italy participated in an international seminar on the occassion of the “Fiera Internationale delle Lingue Straniere”. Ambassador Inguanez spoke about the importance of tourism to Malta. Various travel agencies and operators participated in this fair, especially operators specialising in language tourism. Hence, the opportunity was taken to promote Malta as a hub for learning the English langauage.
In April, the Ambassador visited officials in Imola and Dozza in the Emilia-Romagna region. During this visit, he met with the Mayors of Imola, Dozza and Brisghella, the Regional Councillor Gabriele Ferrari and meetings with the commercial community.
In May, the Ambassador opened the “Italia-Malta Business Forum”, organised in Milan by Malta Enterprise. The seminar was held by the Milan Chamber of Commerce and included a session of meetings between Maltese and Italian businessmen.
The Maltese Embassy in Rome, Italy has been working to enhance commercial relations between the Malta and Italy and to improve bilateral relations between the two countries.