Presentation of Credentials of the Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to the Republic of Croatia, H.E. John Spiteri

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On 3 October 2019, H.E. John Spiteri presented his credentials as non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to the Republic of Croatia to H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia, at the Office of the President in Zagreb.

Ambassador Spiteri was greeted by the Presidential Guard and his appointment was welcomed by President Grabar-Kitarović, who expressed her eagerness to continue building on the excellent bilateral relations between Malta and Croatia. The President provided an overview of all upcoming projects and visits planned during the upcoming months, and also extended her salutations to the Hon. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela and the Hon. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. The Ambassador reciprocated the President’s ambitions to continue strengthening bilateral ties, expressing Malta’s interest in possible opportunities for cooperation in various fields.

Ambassador Spiteri also attended meetings with Ms Emilija Vučinić-Margeta, Chief of Diplomatic Protocol, to whom His Excellency presented his copies d’usage, as well as Assistant Minister for EU Affairs Ms Zrinka Ujević, Head of the European Commission Representation in Croatia H.E. Ognian Zlatev, Apostolic Nuncio and Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Msgr. Giorgio Lingua, and Head of Sector for Public and Cultural Diplomacy and the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Ms Katja Šare.

During his visit to Zagreb and in his new role as Ambassador of Malta to Croatia, H.E. John Spiteri also attended an EU Heads of Mission Meeting held by Croatian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Gordan Grlić-Radman regarding the priorities of the upcoming Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU starting in January 2020.

Ambassador Spiteri was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Angela Spiteri and Ms. Melanie Bonnici Bennett, Second Secretary.