Strategy behind growth of Maltese diplomatic representation worldwide, in accordance with needs of private sector

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Nov 04, 2019

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela visited the main offices of MEDSERV Group in Malta Freeport, Birżebbuġa, a company operating in the industry of oil and gas, with an excellent reputation in external trade globally. Minister Abela said that the strategy of the Ministry behind the expansion of Maltese Diplomatic Representation worldwide is being conducted in accordance with the needs of the private sector.

The Chairman of the Group MEDSERV Mr Anthony S. Diacono welcomed the Government’s investment in new diplomatic representations in South America, Tokyo and the strengthening of Maltese diplomatic presence in Africa, as announced in Budget 2020. He underlined that such an investment in different continents is crucial for the business community. He noted that this investment will have a positive impact on companies interested in trade promotion worldwide. He noted how MEDSERV Group is speaking from experience, since the company operates in South America, North Africa, Europe and the Middle East and employs more than 400 employees. He pointed out that the companys vision is to continue to grow in Africa moving south and in the longer term they will also be looking at Asia.

Mr Diacono thanked Minister Carmelo Abela for his continuous support and for listening to the international business players based in Malta.  “It is important to a Maltese company that operates globally 24/7, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, to have the support of our Government. Our operation never stops. I am encouraged by the approach being taken by Minister Abela, as you do involve us and give us the opportunity to present and discuss the issues we face when exporting across the world”, concluded Mr Diacono.

In his remarks, Minister Abela said that the Government of Malta considers the logistics sector of strategic importance for the continued development of the economy.  He congratulated MEDSERV for diligently growing this Malta-based company into a reliable partner for major oil companies around the world. “MEDSERV is a reflection of the abilities and capacities of the Maltese from a commercial aspect, to succeed, not just in Malta but also abroad.

He stated that successes like these, which reap significant multiplier effects on the Maltese economy, encourage the continued focus and investment in commercial diplomacy and trade promotion. He reaffirmed the Government’s vision that Malta-based companies are able to rely on an expanding diplomatic representation that is sensitive to the needs of the business community. 

He concluded by assuring that the partnership between Trade Malta and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion will continue to support the business community by offering services and training to companies planning to internationalise.

This year, MEDSERV will be celebrating its 45th anniversary. In 2019, MEDSERV won the Emerging markets award during the first edition of the Malta International Awards. More information on the company can be attained from