New Delhi: The Vice president of India was visited Malta from 16-18 September, 2018 at the invitation of the President of Malta, Ms Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. India was one of the first countries to recognize Malta in 1964 and established diplomatic relations soon after the independence of Malta. We share common heritage within the context of Commonwealth. India-Malta annual trade stands at approx USD 212 million.
During the visit, the Vice President meets with President Ms Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, who hosted a Banquet in the honour of the Vice President. The separate meeting of Vice President of India with Dr. Angelo Farrugia, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Parliament of Malta and H.E. Mr. Evarist Bartolo, Acting Prime Minister of Malta.
The Vice President has addressed the business representatives of India and Malta at a Business Forum and the Indian community during the visit.