Presentation of Letters of Credence of H.E. Dr. John Paul Grech, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Malta, to the President of the Republic of Poland, H.E Andrzej Duda

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Sep 17, 2018

Dr. John Paul Grech presented his Letters of Credence as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Malta to the President of the Republic of Poland, H.E. Andrzej Duda at the Belvedere Palace on the 12th September 2018.

During his exchange with H.E. The President Duda, His Excellency Dr. Grech recalled the strong bilateral relations which already exist between the two countries as well as the close collaboration which the two countries enjoy primarily within the European Union, but also within the United Nations and other international organisations.  He confirmed that the two countries agree on a number of issues and that there is room for further dialogue on others.

Ambassador Grech confirmed his intention to further intensify these relations at the political, economic and cultural levels, where potential for further future collaboration exist based on the outcome of mutually successful visits which have taken place and on the prospect of others which are in the pipeline.   

Ambassador Grech recalled the invitation which The President of the Republic of Republic of Malta, H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca extended to H.E. President Duda to pay a State Visit to Malta in the second half of 2018 at a mutually convenient date. 

President Duda and Ambassador Grech discussed priority issues within the European Union, including migration; security of European borders; the situation in North Africa and the Middle East and Brexit.  President Duda reiterated his country’s support to, and solidarity towards, Malta, pledging to assist wherever possible, in helping Malta address its concerns arising from its sensitive geographical position.

Following the ceremony at the Belvedere Palace, Ambassador Grech proceeded to the Monument of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, situated in Marshall Jozef Pilsudski Square, and paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in the two world wars.

Ambassador Grech was accompanied by Ms. Linda Moczkowska and Ms. Anna Gregorowicz from the Embassy of Malta in Warsaw.


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