The Ambassador of the Argentine Republic, Roberto Manuel Carlés, presented his Letters of Credence to President George Vella at San Anton Palace, Attard.
President Vella welcomed the very good relations between Malta and Argentina since their formal establishment in 1975. The President added that despite the vast geographical distance, Malta looks forward to working with Argentina to deepen existing, as well as strengthening new opportunities for bilateral cooperation, particularly in the trade and tourism sectors. From a broader perspective, President Vella explained that Malta supports the further intensification of relations between Argentina and the European Union as well as closer exchanges between the EU and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
Ambassador Carlés elaborated on his plans to enhance commercial exchanges between the two countries, stating that Argentina is increasingly being resorted to by the international community as a major provider of food and energy resources. Argentina’s credentials in these two sectors will be discussed with stakeholders in Malta in the coming months. The Ambassador also informed the President that cultural cooperation with Malta will also be addressed during his tenure in office.
Developments in Ukraine and Venezuela were also raised during the discussions.