60 countries without embassies in Malta represented by Honorary Consuls

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint DOI / Pierre SammutDOI / Pierre Sammut 60 Honorary Consuls represent 60 countries which do not have an embassy in Malta.The first conference was organised by the Council of the Honorary Consular Corps was organised in Malta on Friday, during which the honorary consuls discussed their work with the citizens of the countries they represent.The conference was also addressed by Foreign Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela who remarked that their work goes beyond issuing of a passport or a visa, legalizing documents or offering consular assistance. In his address Abela said that consuls are the bridge with international communities of the countries of representation, both on the commercial and cultural front.Abela said that Malta is becoming a global hub, which is attracting foreign workers to the island, commenting that it is the role of the consuls in assisting them in their needs.The Foreign Affairs Minister explained that Malta has been increasing its efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa not only in trade and bilateral relations, but has also showed its commitment towards sustainable development. He also mentioned the opening of a Maltese embassy in Tokyo.WhatsApplast_img read more