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The Maltese Government and the Swiss Federal Council have agreed to donate €3.5 million in funds to our country.

The Maltese government and the Swiss Confederation Council signed an agreement dubbed the ‘Second Swiss Contribution’ during an official visit of Swiss President Ignazio Cassis with Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg.

After the success of the first agreement in 2017, Minister Ian Borg yesterday, together with President Ignazio Cassis, in the presence of Chris Bonnet, Parliamentary Secretary of the European Fund, announced this second contribution of 3.5 million euros to our country. signed the agreement. These funds aim to correct economic and social disparities in our country.

In a bilateral meeting with President Cassis, Minister Ian Borg said Malta was grateful to the Swiss Confederation Council for choosing Malta as one of the EU member states for its funding. . He argued that these funds would be used to further strengthen the public health sector, especially with regard to heart disease, which he considers one of the most important pillars of our country.

Parliamentary Secretary Chris Bonnett said Malta was very pleased with the second Swiss contribution to focus on strengthening Malta’s healthcare sector with the procurement of a cardiac catheterization unit. Secretary of State Bonet said:

Swiss Confederation President Ignazio Cassis has argued that the two countries share a close and long-term partnership and have great potential. He added that signing the second donation will advance a comprehensive response to heart disease in Malta.

During the bilateral talks, discussions were held on the two countries’ latest preparations for the United Nations Security Council from January next year, neutrality, strengthening the Diplo Foundation, and bilateral relations between Malta and Switzerland.



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