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

Joe: Malta supports the holding of a third Council of Europe Summit

[28 JAN 2003] ''The holding of a third Council of Europe Summit was decided during the 111th Session of the Committee of Ministers in November 2002. Allow me to reaffirm Malta’s support for the holding of this summit and to focus on Malta’s programme of priorities and the activities undertaken since I took up the Chair of the Committee of Ministers on the 7th of November.

The programme focuses on three areas: the promotion and protection of democracy, the rule of law and human rights; the promotion of social rights as an essential component of the European way of governance; and Europe’s Mediterranean dimension,'' said today the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malta and acting Chairman of the Committee of Ministers during the plenary session of the Parliamentary Assembly.