The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a new round of diplomatic consultations with Malta. Ehab Nasr, Assistant Foreign Minister for European Affairs, chaired the consultations on the Egyptian side, while the Maltese delegation was headed by Christopher Kottayar, Permanent Secretary of the Maltese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The diplomatic consultations dealt with the frameworks of bilateral cooperation between the two countries at all political, economic, and cultural levels, and mechanisms to enhance them. The two sides agreed on the importance of working to enhance the volume of investment and trade between the two countries in a way that reflects the existing political coordination and understanding.
The talks also included an exchange of views on international issues of common interest, particularly international multilateral issues and the outcome of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), hosted by Sharm El-Sheikh in November 2022.
The two sides also discussed the issue of illegal migration and the importance of coordination and cooperation between all parties concerned in this issue, with an approach that is not limited to dealing with the apparent causes only, but also extends to the roots of the real problem and how to deal with it jointly and effectively to achieve the desired results.
The talks dealt with the situation in the Arab region and the latest developments related to the peace process, during which Egypt’s efforts to achieve security and stability in the region were fully presented, as was Cairo’s view of the recent developments in Libya, Sudan and Syria.
For its part, the Maltese side expressed its appreciation for the cooperation with Egypt, stressing its keenness to continue consultations with Cairo, both bilaterally and on regional and international issues of common interest.