Malta’s Ambassador meets Saxony-Anhalt Prime Minister

Malta’s Ambassador meets Saxony-Anhalt Prime Minister

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: May 20, 2022

On 13 May, the Ambassador of Malta to the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr Vanni Xuereb, paid an official visit to the German Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt.


Malta and Saxony-Anhalt are both renowned for their remarkable historical and cultural heritage, however, the similarities do not end there. In fact, through this visit, it was possible to delve deeper into the relationship between the two states and find common ground on which to pursue further cooperation.


Accompanied by the Honorary Consul of Malta in Saxony-Anhalt, Dr Detlef Bischoff, and the Deputy Head of Mission, Mark Abela, Ambassador Xuereb travelled to Magdeburg, the State Capital of Saxony-Anhalt, where he had official meetings with the Minister President (Prime Minister) of the State, Dr Reiner Haseloff, and with the President of the State Parliament, Dr. Gunnar Schellenberger respectively. He also paid a courtesy visit to the Mayor-elect of Magdeburg, Ms Simone Borris.


As highlighted during the talks, Malta not only enjoys outstanding bilateral relations with Germany at the federal level, but the country has also pursued direct links with several of the Federal States with which it shares mutual interests, and has since also established excellent relations at this level.


The topics discussed during the meetings included current geopolitical issues, education, migration, culture, tourism, and the evolving COVID-19 situation.


Furthermore, existing trade relations were examined with a view to bolstering them while also identifying new prospects and markets which would be advantageous to both parties.


Being one of the pioneers in Renewable Energy, the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt can serve as a bridge to help Malta reach its next goals in its roadmap to shift to cleaner energy sources. On the other hand, Malta has plenty to offer in terms of education, being regarded as a prominent destination for students wanting to learn the English language; tourism, a country of choice for many German tourists; and commercially, having a multi-lingual workforce, long-term economic and political stability and having a sound infrastructure for growth.


On the basis of these opportunities, amongst others, the talks provided an opportunity to showcase Malta’s best assets and strengths. Moreover, the meetings helped establish direct links with top Governmental officials, and thus facilitating future cooperation.
Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt and Malta’s Ambassador to Germany - 
Signing of the guest book of the state government - 
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Photo Credit - Landtag of Saxony-Anhalt
Signing the guest book of the City of Magdeburg - Photo Credit - Ottostadt Magdeburg