50 years of strong diplomatic relations between Malta and China
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50 years of strong diplomatic relations between Malta and China

Reference Number: PR220494, Press Release Issue Date: Apr 24, 2022
 

2022 is the year in which Malta is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the beginning of diplomatic relations with China. This was stated by the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg during an activity hosted by the Malta-China Friendship Society together with the Chinese Ambassador to Malta Yu Dunhai.

 

Minister Ian Borg explained how over the past five decades, the two countries have signed more than 60 agreements covering different sectors. “This demonstrates the dynamism, cooperation and mutual respect that exists between the two countries and such demonstrates the fact that size and geographical distance do not stand in the way for potential collaboration,” said Minister Borg. It was further mentioned how respect and trust which co-exist between the two countries is strong and serves as a solid basis for further increasing the political, economic and cultural cooperation between the two countries. Malta has always shown gratitude for being chosen to host the first Chinese Cultural Center in Valletta. Minister Ian Borg concluded by saying that he looks forward to further good relationship building in the coming years so that the citizens of both countries will benefit.

 

On this occasion, Minister Ian Borg and Chinese Ambassador Yu Dunhai in the presence of St. Lucia Mayor Charmaine St. John and the President of the Malta-China Friendship Society, Reno Calleja, unveiled a plaque in the Chinese Garden of Serenity commemorating this milestone. Minister Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi was also present for this event.


Minister Ian Borg and Chinese Ambassador Yu Dunhai in the presence of other distinguished guests at this event

Monument commemorating 50 years of strong diplomatic relations between Malta and China


Minister Ian Borg giving his speech on the 50th anniversary of the beginning of Malta's diplomatic relations with China