Dalia Kreivienė presented her Letters of Credence, as the Ambassador of Lithuania to Malta, to President of Malta George Vella earlier today at the Presidential Palace in Valletta.
During the exchanges, President Vella stated that Malta and Lithuania enjoy very sound relations, also within the framework of membership of the European Union. Malta looks forward to strengthening these strong ties further by exploring such new areas of cooperation as trade, technology, and pharmaceuticals. He also expressed the hope for a return to pre-Covid tourism figures, which were very promising.
Moving on to regional matters, the two interlocutors discussed at great length the situation concerning Russia’s war on Ukraine and the devastating effects it is having on the population. The Ambassador gave a detailed recollection of the support given to Ukraine by Lithuania, adding that the Baltic countries feel very much exposed to the instability that the invasion continues to cause.
Developments in Southern Neighbourhood of the European Union were also part of the exchanges with President Vella and Ambassador Kreivienė agreeing that while the war in Ukraine deserves full and undivided attention, unsettling developments in North Africa and the Middle East cannot be underestimated in safeguarding Europe’s own stability.