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Minister for Foreign Affairs George W. Vella attended the United Nations High Level meeting on addressing the Large Movement of Refugees and Migrants, which was held in New York. This was the first such summit organised by the UN on the issue of migration, which saw the adoption of a landmark declaration that commits the international community to address the current phenomenon as well as to prepare for future challenges.

The Minister also engaged in a bilateral meeting with the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperating Council, Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani. Minister Vella referred to Malta’s forthcoming EU Council Presidency and discussed the focus that will be given to closer cooperation and dialogue between the EU and the GCC.

Minister Vella also held a bilateral meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Tedros Adhanom, during which the issues of migration and Malta’s role during the EU Council Presidency, as well as cooperation in the education sector were discussed.

The Minister’s engagements in New York continue today with the opening of the UN General Assembly and various other bilateral meetings.

Source: Government of Malta