Jānis Zelmenis

Under-Secretary of State Pēteris Vaivars meets new Ambassador of Malta to Latvia

22 April, 2014

On 22 April, the Under-Secretary of State of the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Pēteris Vaivars  met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to Latvia, Prof. Charles L. Mifsud.

During the conversation Under-Secretary of State Vaivars noted the good bilateral relations between Latvia and Malta, discussed possibilities for strengthening economic cooperation between the countries, and informed about preparations for Latvia's Presidency of the EU Council. The Ambassador expressed interest in sharing experience with Latvia, especially in view of the approaching Maltese Presidency in the first half of 2017 and the capital Valletta assuming the status of the European Capital of Culture in 2008. 

Ambassador Misfud noted that Latvia and Malta could learn much from each other. In conclusion, Under-Secretary Vaivars expressed satisfaction with the contribution of Maltese Honorary Consul in Latvia Jānis Zelmenis to strengthening the relations between the two states, in particular, promoting economic cooperation.

The accreditation of the Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to the Republic of Latvia, Prof. Charles L. Misfud with the President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš also took place on 22 April. Besides, the Ambassador will visit the Museum of the Occupation and the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and meet the Speaker of the Saeima, Solvita Āboltiņa.  

The Ambassador of Malta resides in Valletta, Malta.