Maltese finance minister discusses economy with WCO

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Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna and Dr Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organisation (WCO), discussed economic opportunities in Valletta, according to a press statement issued by the government’s Department of Information (DOI).

During their meeting at the Ministry for Finance in Valletta, the two parties discussed fintech and blockchain economic opportunities, as well as Malta’s programmes of collaboration with European and North African countries.

Dr Mikuriya has been Secretary General of the WCO since 2009, and he provides leadership and executive management for the global Customs community’s priorities, the DOI says.

Permanent Secretaries Alfred Camilleri Joseph Caruana, Dr Paul Debattista, Chief of Staff at the Ministry for Finance, Malta Customs Director General Joseph Chetcuti, and Director International Affairs Ian Muscat were also present for the meeting, according to the DOI report.