May 30, 2024

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Maltese Foreign Minister Ian Borg Before Their Meeting

Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Maltese Foreign Minister Ian Borg Before Their Meeting

SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s a great pleasure to welcome Foreign Minister Borg here to the State Department, to Washington, and I want to say first how much we appreciate the leadership that Malta has shown leading the OSCE at a very, very challenging time, but doing it in a – I think a very effective way, and also, of course, on the UN Security Council, including in the presidency this month. So we have a lot to talk about, issues concerning both the OSCE and the UN, and also looking at ways to further strengthen and deepen cooperation between the United States and Malta. So Ian, it’s a pleasure to have you here today to continue our conversations.

FOREIGN MINISTER BORG: Secretary of State Blinken, thank you for receiving me. It’s always a pleasure to have the opportunity discussing ongoing issues, the chair of OSCE, and also this very important week we have in the Security Council, but even more important, keep strengthening the excellent relationship and partnership we have between Malta and the United States. Thank you very much.

SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thanks, everyone. Come on back.

QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, any deliverables from the G7 meeting this week?

SECRETARY BLINKEN: Stay tuned.

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/secretary-antony-j-blinken-and-maltese-foreign-minister-ian-borg-before-their-meeting-2/