In the margins of the EDA Steering Board, Jorge Domecq, EDA Chief Executive, met with Carmelo Abela, Maltese Minister of Home Affairs and National Security to exchange views on Malta’s involvement in EDA projects.
Minister Abela welcomed the planned visit by the Chief Executive to Malta in the near future. He stated that though Malta’s defence capabilities were limited due to its size, it nonetheless followed and supported the EDA’s work and had in fact participated in some activities such as training on access to EU funds. He looked forward to seeing improvement with regard to Malta’s contribution to the EDA’s work and would welcome proposals for joint collaboration with the EDA, especially with regard to the maritime field.
“The European Defence Agency is at the service of all its Member States. I welcome Malta’s wish to further engage with the Agency. Our discussion today highlighted two projects of potential interest: Single European Sky ATM Research as well as dual-use research technology, especially in the maritime domain”, said Jorge Domecq.
The discussion is part of a series of visits by Mr. Domecq to all EDA Member States following his appointment as EDA Chief Executive. It comes ahead of a visit to Malta which was confirmed by Minister Abela during the discussion.So far, Mr. Domecq visited Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, Ireland, France, Romania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden and Italy.