Malta at the 66th session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference

Malta at the 66th session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Oct 03, 2022
 

Between the 26 – 27 September 2022, the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade, led the Maltese delegation in Vienna at the 66th session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference.

 

The Permanent Secretary delivered Malta’s statement at the General Conference, highlighting Malta’s support towards the important work of the IAEA. Mr. Cutajar said that in today’s challenging environment, multilateralism remains crucial. He also stressed upon the need to find breakthroughs with regards to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, and also for the military invasion in Ukraine to end.

 

On the margins of the General Conference, Mr. Cutajar also held a meeting with the Director-General of the IAEA, Mr. Rafael Mariano Grossi. The close cooperation was highlighted during the meeting, as Mr. Cutajar announced an additional financial contribution to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme. Mr. Cutajar also thanked DG Grossi for his sterling work during these difficult times.

 

The Permanent Secretary also held meetings with the Executive Director of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Ms. Ghada Waly, and with the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Dr. Robert Floyd.

 

Mr. Cutajar also addressed the Vienna Diplomatic Academy, on Malta’s neutrality in practice. He noted how Malta’s active neutrality is a pillar of its foreign policy, which enables it to pursue peace and advocate dialogue.

 

During the visit, Mr. Cutajar also attended the national day reception celebrating Malta’s 58th anniversary since its independence, organized by the Maltese Embassy in Austria.

 

Malta’s Mission  in Vienna is led by Ambassador Natasha Meli Daudey,  covering both the bilateral relations with Austria and also relations with the United Nations, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and other international organisation based in the Austrian capital.​ 


The Permanent Secretary, Mr. Christopher Cutajar, during his visit in Vienna, 26 – 27 September 2022

The Permanent Secretary, Mr. Christopher Cutajar, during his visit in Vienna, 26 – 27 September 2022

The Permanent Secretary, Mr. Christopher Cutajar, during his visit in Vienna, 26 – 27 September 2022

The Permanent Secretary, Mr. Christopher Cutajar, during his visit in Vienna, 26 – 27 September 2022

The Permanent Secretary, Mr. Christopher Cutajar, during his visit in Vienna, 26 – 27 September 2022