Republic of Malta
Brazil and Malta established diplomatic relations in 1975. The Embassy of Brazil in Rome (Italy) is cumulatively responsible for representing Brazil before the Maltese authorities. Malta, in turn, has an Ambassador to Brazil with residence in Valletta, capital of the country. The Maltese Government is opening a Consulate-General in São Paulo, which will be the only non-honorary representation of the country all over Latin American and the Caribbean. The initiative will contribute to intensifying bilateral trade and investment flows.
The Ministers of External Relations of Brazil and Malta held meetings in April, 2009, on the occasion of the 2nd Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, in Istanbul, Turkey; and in September 2012, in New York, at the opening of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The main themes discussed on these occasions were financial cooperation and consular assistance.
In 2011, with the outbreak of the internal conflict in Libya, the collaboration of the Maltese Government was vital for a safer removal of more than 3,200 employees of a Brazilian company from the African country. Malta temporarily received all the Brazilian citizens in its territory and allowed the transit of the company employees of other nationalities.
Chronology of Bilateral Relations
1964 – Malta becomes formally independent
1975 – Brazil and Malta establish diplomatic relations
2009 – The Ministers of External Relations of Brazil and Malta meet in April, on the occasion of the 2nd Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations (Istanbul, Turkey)
2011 – Malta helps in the removal of 3,200 employees of Brazilian company from Libya
2012 – The Foreign Ministers of Brazil and Malta meet in September, in New York, at the margins of the opening of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly