On the final leg of a series of courtesy calls, H.E. Mr. Mario Farrugia Borg called on the Ambassador of Egypt H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Mohamed G. Zayed, the Papal Nuncio, H.E. Archbishop Adolfo Tito Yllana, the Ambassador of Lebanon, H.E. Mr. Milad Raad, the Ambassador of Indonesia, H.E. Mr. Y. Kristiarto S. Legowo, the High Commissioner of Canada, H.E. Mr. Mark Glauser, the Ambassador of Qatar, H.E. Mr. Saad Abdulla Al Shareef, and the Head of the Delegation of Palestine, H.E. Mr. Izzat Abdulhadi, the High Commissioner of Singapore, H.E. Mr. Kwok Fook Seng and the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates, H.E. Mr. Abdulla Al Subousi.
During his courtesy calls, the High Commissioner reassured Their Excellencies of Malta’s commitment to maintaining the already cordial relations between countries and people.
To his counterparts from the Middle East, the High Commissioner recognized their continued adherence to the peaceful process in the maintenance of peace in the region and Malta’s recognition of Palestine’s right to self-determination and the Palestinian’s natural and fundamental rights.
To the Papal Nuncio, the High Commissioner expressed appreciation in the recent appointment of former Bishop of Gozo Mario Grech as Cardinal during the 2020 Consistory.
The High Commissioner, with his Canadian counterpart, spoke about the large Maltese community in Canada, predominantly in Ontario, who have very well kept and promoted their Maltese culture and tradition in the community and similarly with the High Commissioner of Singapore, High Commissioner Farrugia Borg highlighted their shared
history as members of the Commonwealth.
The Ambassador of Indonesia, H.E. Mr. Y. Kristiarto S. Legowo, showed a keen interest in the large Maltese diaspora in Australia and spoke to the High Commissioner of the challenges faced by the Indonesian diaspora, which in many instances are similar to those of the Maltese.
With the Ambassador of Qatar, the High Commissioner expressed his hope that flights to Malta by Qatar Airways would resume in the near future.