Family photo with Minister for Cultural Affairs, Ms. Rachel Stephen-Smit (5th L) and the EU HoMs, led by EU Head of Delegation, H.E. Mr. Michael Pulch (4th L), with High Commissioner for Malta, H.E. Charles Muscat (2nd L)
The High Commission of Malta, together with other EU member missions in Canberra, led by the EU Delegation, once again participated in the yearly National Multicultural Festival (NMF) on 17 February 2018 in Canberra.
This year, 24 EU member information booths opened at the EU Village. Norway participated being one of EU’s close economic and trade partner.
EU Heads of Mission, including Malta’s High Commissioner to Australia, H.E. Mr. Charles Muscat, gathered at the EU Delegation marquee for a family photo with Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Ms. Rachel Stephen-Smit.
The replica EU Passports handed out to visitors to allow them a virtual tour of the European Union by visiting the booths and having the passport stamped, is still a crowd drawer.
Malta’s booth handed out hundreds of tourism information brochures and other promotional items, including dvds and maps of Malta.
The High Commissioner and Mrs. Muscat were ably assisted at the Malta booth by P.A.to the HC, Jeannette Zaide-Crombie and volunteers from the Maltese Australian Association in the ACT, President, Mr. John Vassallo, Ms. Rose Harn and Ms. Connie Grant.
Hundreds of enquiries about Malta and Gozo were put to those handing out the brochures, mostly from the younger generation. This year, the EU Village proved to be another great success at the Festival.