Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Malta and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Set 24, 2009
 

Malta established diplomatic relations with Trinidad and Tobago during a ceremony held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 24 September 2009 on the margins of the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. 

The Protocol on the establishment of diplomatic relations between Malta and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago was signed by the Hon. Dr. Tonio Borg, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta, and the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  Both Ministers agreed to work closer together in advancing the new relationship established between Malta and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  The two Ministers also exchanged views on the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to be held in Trinidad and Tobago in November 2009.  Other issues discussed included the role of small States in the Commonwealth and the United Nations as well as challenges posed by climate change.

Present for the Signing Ceremony were H.E. Saviour F. Borg - Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Malta to the United Nations, H.E.  Marina Annette Valère - Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations, and officials from the respective two delegations.