Malta – Visit by Laurence Boone (25-26 May 2023)


Laurence Boone, Minister of State for Europe, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will be in Malta on May 25 and 26.

There she will meet with Ian Borg, Malta’s Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade, to discuss current talks on the EU Pact on Asylum and Migration, European unity in support of Ukraine amid Russia’s war of aggression against that country, EU enlargement and institutional reforms, and European competitiveness. She will also address students at the University of Malta on the topic of European sovereignty and will visit STMicroelectronics, a company of French-Italian origin that is helping to boost Europe’s semiconductor manufacturing capacity.

The minister will also visit a center that houses refugees and asylum seekers. She will meet with representatives of several NGOs and organizations that work on migration and asylum issues and will visit the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA) for a discussion with Executive Director Nina Gregori.

A moment of reflection is also planned in remembrance of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the investigative reporter who was murdered in October 2017. Ms. Boone will reiterate France’s commitment to the freedom of the press, a cornerstone of the rule of law and our European democratic values.