Contact Information:

 Contact Name 
UI. Wisniowa 40/4
02-520 Warsaw
Poland
 
 VOIP
2204 2146
 
 Telephone
+48 22 646 46 39
 
 Fax
+48 22 646 46 85

 
 Email

The Ambassador

Dr. John Paul Grech

Ambassador

Biography

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Dr. John Paul Grech joined the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malta in 1990 after following a post-graduate course in diplomacy at the University of Oxford.  He obtained his Masters in Diplomacy from the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC) of the University of Malta in 1992 and his PhD in International Relations from the University of Malta in 2002.  He focussed on European and Mediterranean security issues as his areas of specialization, in particular the CSCE/OSCE process, the EU CFSP and Mediterranean frameworks for cooperation.

 

During the course of his career within the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Malta, spanning over 28 years, Ambassador Grech worked in various divisions and at different levels, particularly those dealing with European and Mediterranean security issues, the UN and the  European Union.

 

In 1993, he was appointed Deputy Executive Secretary to the CSCE Mediterranean Conference and in 1997 he was appointed Deputy Executive Secretary to the Euro-Mediterranean Foreign Ministers Conference, both conferences being held in Malta. 

 

In 2001, he was posted to the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Malta to Austria, the OSCE and UN Specialized Agencies in Vienna.  In 2005, he was posted to the Berlin as Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to the Federal Republic of Germany.  In 2010, he was appointed Permanent Secretary within the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.  In 2013, he was appointed Permanent Representative of the Republic of Malta to the United Nations and other International Organisations and Specialized Agencies in Geneva.  In 2016, he was appointed as Training Director within the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion.  In 2018, he was nominated as Ambassador of Malta to Poland.

 

Meanwhile, in 2007, Ambassador Grech was appointed as Special Envoy of the Government of the Republic of Malta to lobby for the holding of the first-ever EU-League of Arab States (EU-LAS) Foreign Ministers Meeting which was held in Malta in February 2008.  In 2008, he was appointed Special Envoy of the Government of the Republic of Malta to lobby for the seat of the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and in 2010, he was appointed Special Envoy of the Government of the Republic of Malta to lobby for the seat of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Malta.

 

Ambassador Grech is married to Margot and has three sons, Jonathan, Nathaniel and Matthias.  He is passionate about English literature and visual arts. ​