Maltese foreign minister talks collaboration with Swiss counterpart

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Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion, Carmelo Abela met his Swiss counterpart Ignazio Cassis, to discuss further collaboration between Switzerland and the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, according to a press statement issued by the Maltese government’s Department of Information (DOI).

The two officials also discussed the political situation in Libya and the migration challenge in the Mediterranean, however, the DOI press statement has not included further details about their agenda.

The meeting of the two officials took place on the sidelines of The Middle East and Mediterranean (MEM) Summit in Switzerland. Università della Svizzera Italiana organised the summit, which consisted of an eight-day seminar and a two-day high-level public forum.

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Mr Abela delivered a speech during a panel entitled “Change through dialogue: ministers and change-makers come together”. He also spoke to the youth from the Middle East and the Mediterranean about the need to recognise them as catalysts for change, the DOI press statement added.