Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Tonio Borg, met the High Commissioner-Designate of New Zealand for Malta, H.E. Trevor Matheson, on the occasion of the presentation of credentials to the President of the Republic of Malta, Dr George Abela.
During the meeting, H.E. Trevor Matheson thanked Dr Borg on the financial assistance given by Malta to New Zealand following the aftermath of the Christchuch earthquake last February.
Deputy Prime Minister Tonio Borg said that the Government of Malta responded to the needs of the people of New Zealand, a fellow member of the Commonwealth in a time of distress. Malta’s financial assistance was used in providing sanitation and temporary housing to the people of Christchurch.
In his reply H.E. Trevor Matheson said that this assistance highlights the strong bilateral relations between the two countries.