he 58th Anniversary since Malta attained Independence was celebrated by the Embassy of Malta in the UAE in the auspicious presence of the Honourable Dr Ian Borg, Malta’s Ministers for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade, and H.E. Abdullah Bin Sultan Al-Nuaimi, Ministry of Justice of the UAE.  

The event was graced by cultural duo, Maltese Soprano Nicola Said and Ukrainian Pianist Olena Ponomarova, who gave an impeccable rendering of the two national anthems as well as arias from various contemporary musicals.

Malta’s Ambassador Maria Camilleri Calleja and her husband Mr Adolfo Camilleri, together with Mr Aldo-Joseph Giordano, Consul and Senior Counsellor, welcomed members of the diplomatic corps in Abu Dhabi, representatives from the government, institutional, academic, religious, commercial, industrial and cultural communities around the UAE, members of the Maltese community in the country, and Friends of Malta, at the Dusit Thani Hotel Abu Dhabi, the venue which hosted the event. Besides enjoying a sumptuous culinary experience, guests had an opportunity to network and get to know each, since the event was also styled as a promotional platform and an opportunity for Maltese and UAE entities and businesses to mingle.

The Ambassador also praised and thanked the following partners, which supported the event, many of whom were represented at the event itself:

–       Malta Tourism Authority

–       Finance Malta

–       TECH.MT

–       Residency Malta

–       MyEventPlanner

–       Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade

–       SIGMA

–       PAC3 ICONSULT LIYFE

–       RISC Institute

–       SAMIT EVENTS Group

–       Malta Government Investments

–       KSI Malta

–       FARSONS KINNIE

–       Emirates Airlines

She was also very grateful to the Abu Dhabi Department for Culture and Tourism which permitted the organisation of the event within the current health regulations in Abu Dhabi. 

Likewise, Ambassador Camilleri Calleja expressed gratitude to the UAE-based media houses Global Trend Monitor, Trending Business, Madame and Asian Business Trends, for their participation in a Media Trip sponsored by the Malta Tourism Authority which resulted in several magazine articles and Instagram and LinkedIn posts including also an interview in Malta entitled “Man with a Plan” featuring Foreign Minister Ian Borg.  Copies of the magazine were also available for guests to take home, alongside cans of Kinnie (Malta‚Äôs famous non-alcoholic soft drink) kindly offered by Simonds Farsons Cisk plc and shipped to the UAE by Emirates Airlines, as well as gift bags with merchandise from the partner sponsors.

The event was also covered by WAM-Emirates News Agency (the UAE government media portal) https://wam.ae/en/details/1395303090001

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