Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Malta’s foreign policy is forged to serve the nation and its citizens, wherever they may be. It reflects the traditions, diversity and strengths of the nation, and contributes to the ability to assert itself globally, the peace and security it enjoys, and the fundamental rights and values which establish its democracy. Malta seeks as much as possible to resolve disputes between other countries and commits itself with humility to promote UN charter values of choosing not to be a threat to others and promoting patient negotiations, compromise and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Malta is guided by the values of neutrality, insofar that neutrality is enshrined in its Constitution. Malta’ neutrality does not mean that it is indifferent to what happens around it. Malta’s policy of neutrality safeguards its effectiveness and credibility, which in turn enables it to play a significant role in actively promoting peace and security in the region and beyond. Malta strives to continue to advocate for peace, security and stability, dialogue, de-escalation, reason and the respect of international law. It will encourage and pursue initiatives that will project the principles of Malta’s foreign policy including in support of peace-keeping and peace-building; the protection of civilians and humanitarian efforts; and non-proliferation and disarmament.

The foreign policy is shaped to secure and develop beneficial and peaceful bilateral and multilateral relationships with our neighbours in Europe, in the Mediterranean and in Africa, and with the greatest possible number of countries, contributing to the overall benefit of Maltese citizens in the process.

Malta’s foreign policy also serves to increase prosperity and improve the livelihood of its citizens. In conjunction with other stakeholders, an effective foreign policy attracts investment and increases trade, and supports the efforts of Maltese businesses in overseas markets, with the objective of increasing wealth, prosperity and enterprise in Malta, including both inward and outward investment

Malta’s foreign policy also aims to support the promotion of its culture, the Maltese language and local talent overseas and facilitate cooperation and partnerships with other nation states, seeking to make known to the rest of the world the essence of what makes this country and its people warm, generous and resilient. This foreign policy aims at enabling the country to address adequately today’s challenges, which include the climate emergency, security, international economic crime, the respect of and adherence to international laws, the development of ethical technologies, the respect of human rights, immigration, pandemics, terrorism, and the threat of nuclear arms. These challenges know no frontiers or borders, and Malta has to work together with the rest of the world for the common good.

Through its foreign policy, Malta seeks to continue to contribute effectively in the multilateral system on a regional and global level, to the agendas of the United Nations, the European Union, the Council of Europe, the Union for the Mediterranean and the Commonwealth, promoting democracy, human rights and sustainable development, and as a champion for small states.

Our foreign policy builds on the achievements of those who served and built this country, and had the courage to dream and work towards making Malta independent, a republic, without military bases, neutral and a member of the European Union; to live in a democracy while creating wealth and gainful employment, to improve the quality of life for Maltese citizens, Maltese living abroad and those who choose to live on the Maltese islands, embracing the values of inclusion and diversity.
Indirizz
Ministeru għall-Affarijiet Barranin u Ewropej u l-Kummerċ
Palazzo Parisio
Triq Il-Merkanti
Valletta, VLT 1171
Malta
18, Zachary Street
Valletta
Malta
331, Allied House
St. Paul Street,
Valletta, VLT 1211
Malta
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Valletta
Malta

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