Committee of Ministers Chairmanship – Malta : November 2002 - May 2003 

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Secretary General on official visit to Malta

Strasbourg, 09.10.2002 - Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer will pay an official visit to Malta on 10 and 11 October. The purpose of the visit is to finalise preparations for the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which Malta will assume for six months as from 7 November 2002.

On 10 October, the Secretary General will discuss the programme of the chairmanship with the incoming Chair, Joe Borg, Foreign Minister of Malta and Foreign Permanent Secretary Gaetan Naudi. Mr Schwimmer will also meet Maltese President Guido de Marco during the evening

On 11 October, Mr Schwimmer will meet Prime Minister Edward Fenech Adami Kuom and Speaker of the House of Representatives Anton Tabone. He will also address the Parliament, focusing on the future role of the Council of Europe in a changing European architecture as well as on issues related to conflict settlement, the fight against terrorism and intercultural dialogue.

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