High Commissioner of Malta presents his Letters of Credence to Her Majesty The Queen

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Oct 25, 2018

On Thursday 18 October 2018, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was graciously pleased to receive Mr. Joseph Cole in Audience at Buckingham Palace for the presentation of his Letters of Credence, accrediting him as High Commissioner of the Republic of Malta to the Court of St James’s.

High Commissioner Joseph Cole was accompanied by Ms. Chantal Sciberras, Deputy High Commissioner; Ms. Christine Said, Consul and Dr. Michaela Muscat, Maritime Attache’. Her Majesty received the High Commissioner in Private Audience and amongst other things remarked on the excellent relations between Malta and the United Kingdom and reminisced on recollections of her lengthy stays on the island.

As a memento of this special occasion, the High Commissioner presented Her Majesty with a Maltese hand crafted silver model ‘Dghajsa tal-Latini' (Gozo boat).

The ceremony at Buckingham Palace was followed by a Vin d’Honneur at the Malta High Commission, attended by the Marshal and Dean of the Diplomatic corps, diplomats, top officials from the Foreign Office and representatives of the Maltese communities in the UK. During an address, the High Commissioner augured his term in London would contribute towards the further strengthening of Anglo Maltese relations.