MHC Press Release 05/2017
Malta High Commission in Canberra hosts reception to mark completion of Malta’s EU Presidency
On 29 June 2017, Ms Denise Demicoli, Charge D’Affaires a.i., hosted Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Deputy Heads of Mission representing the EU Delegation and EU Member States in Canberra at a reception marking the conclusion of the first term of Malta as President of the Council of the EU.
Heads of Mission of Estonia, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ireland and Cyprus, Charge` d’Affaires, and Deputy Heads of Mission from EU Member States in Canberra, attended the reception. The EU Delegation in Canberra was represented by Mr Bruno Scholl, Charge` d’Affaires a.i.
Charge` d’ Affaires, a.i., Ms Denise Demicoli welcomed everyone on behalf of the High Commissioner, H. E. Mr. Charles Muscat. Ms Demicoli debriefed those present with Malta’s achievements during its first EU Presidency, with far-reaching advancement in the fields of migration, security, digital single market, trade, taxation, financial services and banking, maritime, EU enlargement policy, et al.
Ms. Demicoli thanked the EU Heads and representatives of missions present for their collaboration and collegiality, particularly the Netherlands and Slovakia, within the Trio of Presidencies which saw its completion with Malta’s Presidency of the Council of the EU. Ms Demicoli extended best wishes to the Estonian counterparts in view of their forthcoming EU Presidency.