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Ireland-Malta Relations

The Embassy plays an important role in the strong partnership between the Irish and Maltese Governments and peoples.

As island nations on the periphery of Europe, Ireland and Malta know too well the imperative to reach out beyond the confines of our shores and to become truly global islands. In this respect the two countries have enjoyed excellent relations over many years.

We have certain historical experiences in common, along with the use of English as a common language, and are both military neutral. Our two countries have rich maritime traditions and millennia of archaeological remains to be explored on site, and in the many quality museums.

After Ireland's economic recovery, the economic growth of Malta and Ireland are on a par and are expected to be the highest two in the EU for 2015.

With growing relations and cooperation in various fields from business and commerce, to sport, and security and defence, Ireland and Malta can look forward to a brighter future for our two countries and for all our citizens.