The Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities Alex Muscat has welcomed the news of Malta’s new generation e-passport being awarded best regional ID document of the year for best new e-passport. Parliamentary Secretary Muscat said that this award portrays our country’s continuous effort in protecting its citizens’ identity through technological advancements. It also highlights the agency’s commitment to continue working on all fronts.
The award recognises the highest levels of achievement among global government passports and ID cards, and was awarded to the Identity Malta Agency during the High Security Printing EMEA Conference which was organised by Reconnaissance International in Portugal. The conference was attended by 270 delegates from more than 136 organisations and 43 countries, including France, Germany, UK, USA, and Australia. The Maltese e-passport incorporates cutting-edge technology and new security features which will further prevent the counterfeiting of the document.