A reception to mark the end of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union in Paris

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Jun 16, 2017
 
With the Maltese presidency of the Council of the European Union soon coming to an end, the Embassy of the Republic of Malta in France celebrated Malta’s work during the past six months with a closing evening of the Presidency on 14th June 2017. In the gardens of the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée, the Ambassador of Malta and his team received European Union Ambassadors, diplomats and consuls, as well as Maltese citizens and friends of Malta residing in Paris, for a reception.

Ambassador Mifsud seized this opportunity to express his gratitude to the various French Ministries for their support and invaluable collaboration in the implementation of the EU Presidency responsibilities in Paris.  He also thanked EU Ambassadors and diplomats of the European Union for their participation and involvement in the activities and events organised by  the Embassy during the past six months.

This evening also marked the symbolic transition of the EU Presidency between Malta and Estonia as of 1st July. After Ambassador Mifsud wished Estonia’s Presidency every success in its endeavours, H.E. Alar Streimann, Ambassador of Estonia in France, warmly thanked his Maltese homologue for his enthusiasm and efforts during the last six months and looked forward to pursue the work during the forthcoming semester.

Reflecting the success of the Maltese presidency, the evening was a moment of great conviviality in a spirit of European friendship.

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