India sees Malta one of the most trusted partners within the EU

As India and Malta are growing at a steady pace, if both the nations can work together, going forward, the relationship will witness exponential growth, said the Vice President of India, Venkiah Naidu, a PIB statement said.

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu and the President of Malta, Ms. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca making Joint Press Statement, at San Anton Palace, Halbalzan, Malta on September 17, 2018. Photo: PIB.

While issuing the joint press statement, following delegation level talks with the President of Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at San Anton Palace, Halbalzan, Naidu said that diplomatic relations between India and Malta were established soon after the independence of Malta and India see Malta as one of the most trusted partners within the EU. “India was one of the first countries to recognize independence of Malta and now, we have taken the decision to open a resident mission in Malta in order to scale up ourrelationship”, Naidu pointed out.

Strengthening Relationships

Stating that both economies are complimentary and technology based, Naidu said that India and Malta need to bolster relationship with far more substantive cooperation on the economic, scientific and technological, human resource development fronts. Malta can take the advantage of India’s highly skilled professionals in the field of IT, financial services, health, pharmaceuticals, transport, freight and tourism. The Vice President said that India and Malta have signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) in the field of Maritime Cooperation, Diplomatic Training and Tourism Cooperation. It is a good beginning in creating a modern, enabling framework for enhancing relations between both the countries.

The Vice President said that both the Governments should work towards facilitating easy mobility of professionals on both sides. “I strongly believe this will certainly go a long way in further strengthening the ties and accelerate progress and growth in both our countries,” he added. Naidu further thanked Malta for the assistance provided in the evacuation of Indians from Libya, while he also conveyed his best wishes to the people of our friendly country Malta for the upcoming National Day of Malta.