Germany ‘will support’ priorities Malta has identified for its six-month EU Presidency term
Foreign Affairs Minister George W. Vella has had a bilateral meeting with State Secretary at the German Federal Foreign Office Markus Florian Ederer. State Secretary Ederer, who was in Malta for a meeting of EU State Secretaries and Secretaries Generals, was accompanied by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Malta Gudrun Sräga.
Recent events in Libya, the situation in Syria, relations with Turkey, the growing relevance that Africa has acquired at an international level, Brexit and migration were discussed in detail. Dr Vella also gave an overview of the priorities for Malta’s imminent EU Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
During the meeting, Dr Vella pointed out that there are several points of convergence between the policies adopted and goals envisaged by Malta and Germany on most of the issues that were discussed. He said that the increasing attention that Germany has been giving to urgent issues in the EU’s southern neighbourhood is highly valued. Markus Florian Ederer assured Dr Vella that Germany will support the priorities Malta has identified for its six-month Presidency.