Malta-Algeria Joint Commission re-opens after 3 decades

DOI - Omar Camillieri

The foreign ministers of Malta and Algeria met today for the first time in 30 years for the re-opening of the Malta-Algeria Joint Commission.

This ‘fifth session’ brought together over 50 delegates from across the different sectors to discuss cooperation and exchange of expertise in the areas like health, environment, energy, economy and industry.

During the talks, Malta’s foreign Minister Carmelo Abela and Algeria’s Minister for Energy Mustapha Guitoni discussed their renewed commitment to giving issues affecting the Mediterranean region, ‘due prominence’.

Speaking on the re-opening of the Commission, Minister Abela said, ‘We need to continue following up on these technical talks with a view to further enhance ties between both countries at all levels, including people-to-people contacts and commercial exchanges.’