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Minister Flanagan meets with Maltese Prime Minister and Foreign Minister

European Union, Minister Charles Flanagan, Press Releases, Europe, 2016

The Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Mr. Charlie Flanagan TD, met this evening, along with the Taoiseach and Minister of State Dara Murphy, with the Maltese Prime Minister, Mr. Joseph Muscat and the Maltese Minister for Foreign Affairs , Mr George Vella.

Speaking after the meeting, Minister Flanagan said:

“We had a very productive meeting with the visiting Maltese delegation this evening.

“It was a timely opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest, including, of course, the impact of Brexit on our respective countries and on the European Union. We outlined Ireland’s concerns and priorities, as we have done with all of our EU partners since the UK vote to leave the EU.

“We also discussed the forthcoming Maltese Presidency of the European Union in the first half of 2017. As smaller Member States of the European Union, the Presidency presents unique challenges for us but I am sure that Malta’s Presidency will be a successful and positive experience for them, as our Presidencies always have been for us.

“Ireland and Malta have much in common, and meetings such as this evening’s provide a welcome opportunity to further deepen the already good relationship between our two countries. “


Press Office

28 November 2016


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