Malta National Day Celebrated in New Delhi, India

Numru ta' Referenza:  , Data ta' l-Istqarrija : Set 24, 2019

Malta’s National Day was celebrated with a reception at the historic Royal Ballroom of The Imperial Hotel on Friday, 20 September 2019 in New Delhi. The festivities were graced by the presence of Hon’ble Sri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State of Health and Family Welfare, as Chief Guest from the Government of India. Indian officials, entrepreneurs, friends of Malta, members of the diplomatic community and Maltese nationals in India attended the reception. Following the national anthems, a video message from the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, the Hon. Carmelo Abela, was screened to the gathered guests.  In welcoming all those present, High Commissioner Stephen Borg spoke of the blossoming relationship between the two countries as a natural result of the growth of both countries’ economies and the decision by both governments to engage more closely through intensified high-level exchanges. It was also recalled that next year Malta and India will celebrate 55 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations. In the course of the reception the guests enjoyed Maltese wines and delicacies as well as the beauty of the Maltese islands projected on screen.