Lord Mayor of Lon­don to visit Malta

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

The Lord Mayor of Lon­don, Dr An­drew Parm­ley, will be vis­it­ing Malta this week to dis­cuss the virtues of a strong eco­nomic part­ner­ship be­tween Malta and the City of Lon­don.

The Lord Mayor will be ac­com­pa­nied by a del­e­ga­tion from the Bri­tish Bankers As­so­ci­a­tion, and the Chair­man of Com­mon­wealth En­ter­prise and In­vest­ment Coun­cil, Lord Mar­land of Od­stock.

Act­ing as am­bas­sador for all of the UK’s fi­nan­cial, pro­fes­sional and busi­ness ser­vices, the Lord Mayor will be meet­ing the Ministers of Fi­nance, and of the Econ­omy, In­vest­ment and Small Busi­ness, the Gov­er­nor of the Cen­tral Bank, the Chair­man of Malta Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices Au­thor­i­ties, the Pres­i­dent of the Stock Ex­change, and other busi­ness lead­ers.

Speak­ing ahead of his trip, Dr Parm­ley, said: “I look for­ward to strength­en­ing the strong eco­nomic ties that bind the UK and Malta. Dur­ing my forth­com­ing meet­ings I will re­it­er­ate one cen­tral mes­sage: the UK is open for busi­ness.

“The UK is a nat­u­ral part­ner of choice for any am­bi­tious coun­try that plans to grow their econ­omy. We want to see open trade, cross-border in­vest­ment, and com­mer­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties as the driv­ers of this growth.

“Bri­tain’s econ­omy is one of the strong­est ma­jor ad­vanced economies in the world, and we are well placed to face the fu­ture. The UK re­mains a great trad­ing na­tion.”

The Bri­tish High Com­mis­sioner Stu­art Gill added: “I am de­lighted to be wel­com­ing the Lord Mayor to Malta. His visit demon­strates the UK’s com­mit­ment to strength­en­ing the eco­nomic part­ner­ship be­tween our two coun­tries. Our open­ness to do busi­ness with Malta will con­tinue af­ter the UK’s de­ci­sion this June, to leave the EU. Malta is a coun­try with whom our bi­lat­eral and mul­ti­lat­eral part­ner­ships are his­toric, strate­gic and grow­ing.”

Malta is the third in 29 coun­tries that the Lord Mayor will visit in the com­ing year. He will ar­rive here via Doha and Kuwait City.

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