Ambassador Dr John Paul Grech pays a farewell call on the minister of foreign affairs of the republic of Poland, H.E. Zbigniew Rau
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Ambassador Dr John Paul Grech pays a farewell call on the minister of foreign affairs of the republic of Poland, H.E. Zbigniew Rau

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Aug 04, 2021
 

Ambassador Dr John Paul Grech pays a farewell call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, H.E. Zbigniew Rau


On Wednesday, 28th July 2021, H.E. John Paul Grech, paid a farewell call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, H.E. Zbigniew Rau, on the conclusion of his term of duty as the Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to the Republic of Poland.


Ambassador Grech first conveyed Hon. Evarist Bartolo’s, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Malta, cordial greetings to H.E. Zbigniew Rau and assured him of Malta’s pledge to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various fields. Minister Rau appreciated the kind words and conveyed his good wishes to Minister Bartolo.


During the meeting, Ambassador Grech mentioned that 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Malta and Poland. He stated that the celebration of this anniversary is an opportunity to take stock of bilateral cooperation between Malta and Poland, recalling the two visits made in 2019 and 2020 by H.E. George Vella, President of Malta, and the establishment of the Polish Embassy in Malta in 2020.


Ambassador Grech underscored the importance of tourism between the two countries, whereby Malta recognised the importance of the Polish tourism market – noting that the Polish market is the 5th largest incoming market for Malta – through which 105,000 Poles visited Malta in 2019.


Minister Rau expressed satisfaction that the Malta Tourism Authority remains keen to open a representative office in Warsaw to further strengthen tourism flows between the two countries.

Minister Rau and Ambassador Grech also discussed issues of bilateral importance, including the further strengthening of political consultations, cooperation within the EU, economic and cultural cooperation.


Ambassador Grech was accompanied by Mr Shaun Chircop, Second Secretary.