June 22, 2024

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Maltese Foreign Minister Borg

Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Maltese Foreign Minister Borg

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller: 

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Maltese Foreign Minister Ian Borg in Washington, DC. Secretary Blinken expressed appreciation for Malta’s leadership as a Member of the United Nations Security Council and as Chair-in-Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and in particular Malta’s continued efforts to support Ukraine.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Borg spoke about the challenges posed by the People’s Republic of China’s support for Russia’s defense-industrial base, which enables Russia to continue its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.  They discussed shared concerns about the humanitarian situation in Gaza, the urgent need to secure the release of hostages and protect civilians, and the importance of preventing the further spread of the conflict in the Middle East.  They explored opportunities to build on the already strong U.S.-Malta relationship.  

Official news published at https://www.state.gov/secretary-blinkens-meeting-with-maltese-foreign-minister-borg-2/