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Malta and Africa: A Strategy for Partnership 2020-2025


From: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion ​
​Published: ​8 January 2020
Running till: ​29 January 2020
​Last Updated: ​8 January 2020
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​1.        Background
MFTP is launching a public consultation process on Malta’s engagement with the continent of Africa. The need for a Strategic approach to Africa reflects the growing importance of the continent for the attainment of trade, development and diplomatic objectives. Malta’s ‘Africa Strategy’ provides a comprehensive, cross-Ministerial road map for this purpose.

Consultation Questions

The Consultation process is divided into three inter-connecting strands

Trade                          Setting priorities and target countries

Development             Ditto in line with Malta’s international obligations

Diplomatic                 Recognising the rising importance of the African Union and Malta’s role as an EU border state with Africa

Feedback and comments are welcomed along these three strands.​ 

3.        Documents

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Submission of input

Submissions must be sent by email to the following address:​ and received by 29 January 2020.

We thank you in advance for your input.

Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.
Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address:

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In addition, please be aware of:
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.


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