“Malta and Chile look forward to new opportunities to deepen the friendships among our diverse communities, for the benefit of all the individuals and families in our society.”

Addressing the guests at an official State Lunch hosted in honour of the President of Malta by H.E. Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile, H.E. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, President of Malta said that the “fruitful deliberations” which took place as part of the historic state visit to the Republic of Chile, “have given me much confidence in the future, to strengthen the relations between our governments and our peoples, in various areas of mutual interest.”

The President also noted that both countries share certain fundamental values.

“Namely, we both take pride in our commitment to the importance of peace, of democratic participation, and of social solidarity, all of which are essential, to ensure a dignified life for our citizens,” Her Excellency said.

In light of this, The President encouraged the Maltese and the Chilean Governments to continue to build stronger partnerships between the business, cultural and social communities of Malta and Chile, as in this way, both Malta and Chile shall contribute towards sustainable peace and equitable prosperity, for all the peoples of their respective nations.

President Coleiro Preca called for further person-to-person contact between both nations, through tourism, through education and through culture, and added that by working together “we shall be making active efforts towards achieving peace, prosperity, and wellbeing for all” – efforts, which, The President said, will create a better future for both present and future generations.