Foreign minister urges restoring peace in Middle East

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Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela emphasised the importance of facilitating peace in the Middle East at the Warsaw Conference on Peace and Security, according to a press statement published by the Maltese government’s Department of Information.

The foreign minister attended the Ministerial Meeting to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East, in Warsaw, jointly organised by Poland and the United States. Minister Abela underlined that unless peace returns to the Middle East, there can be no peace anywhere else in the world.

He stressed that such a favourable result could only be achieved through joint and coordinated efforts, and ensured that Malta supports all-inclusive dialogue, and is ready to stand bs any initiative that progresses towards peace.

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Attending a session on countering terrorism and illicit financing, Minister Abela said terrorism had become a borderless crime, and that only closer cooperation of governments and law enforcement authorities can effectively fight against terrorism.

Minister Abela was accompanied in Warsaw by Permanent Secretary Fiona Formosa and Malta’s Ambassador to Poland John Paul Grech, according to the DOI press statement.