The collaboration between Bank of Valletta (BOV) and the Maltese-French Chamber of Commerce was renewed during a presentation at the French Embassy. Kenneth Farrugia, Chief Business Development Officer at BOV, emphasised the importance in promoting trade relations between Malta and France during his address.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced that Malta could become the site of a Ukrainian grain distribution facility for the North African market during a joint press conference with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. Poroshenko also highlighted that the Ukrainian Antonov aircraft company is willing to open an office in Malta.
Malta has been described throughout history as the nurse of the Mediterranean and as a “veritable humanitarian hub” through crisis situations in the region. However, it has never had a real run at directly affecting regional politics as much as it has through its EU Council presidency in the first part of 2017. MaltaProfile sat down with the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr George Vella.
Franco-Maltese trade relations are set to reach new heights as the French Embassy has just announced that Paris has agreed to set up a temporary Trade office in Valletta. Maltaprofile.info sat down with French ambassador to Malta, Béatrice le Fraper du Hellen, who wants to contribute to a new, more modern, Franco-Maltese relationships.
With the second and final Obama term coming to a close, the European-American TTIP agreement is very high on the US economic diplomacy agenda. In the first instalment from our series of interviews with diplomats accredited to Malta, new American Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill positions the TTIP as her main area of focus for the months to come.