Last Updated on Saturday, 22 April, 2023 at 9:07 am by Andre Camilleri
During an official visit by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau in our country, Poland officially opened a new Embassy in Malta, in the presence of the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg.
The two Ministers also had a bilateral meeting whereby the commitment of the two countries to continue strengthening the diplomatic relations of more than 50 years was reiterated.
As part of these discussions, Minister Borg stressed that now that Poland has also officially opened its representation in our country, he is convinced that the diplomatic and commercial relations between the two countries will continue to be strengthened. He also noted the good connectivity that exists between the two countries and how this is important for strengthening trade particularly in the tourism industry and in the teaching of the English language.
During this meeting, current political issues such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Malta’s role on the United Nations Security Council, the positions of the two countries in the European Union and regional issues were also discussed.
From his end, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau expressed that it is an honour for him that, from 2019 until today, he is the first Polish Minister to officially visit our country. He said that he looks forward to continue strengthening trade with our country even after the record that has been achieved in recent years.
Minister Rau reiterated that Poland also understands Malta’s position regarding irregular immigration since Poland, like Malta, is a country located on the European border. He further confirmed that Poland will continue to support international law in light of the Russian aggression in Ukraine.