Our relationship with Malta

New Zealand and Malta have a long-standing and warm relationship, grounded in our Commonwealth histories.  New Zealand also values its relationship with Malta as a member state of the European Union.

As small Commonwealth states, New Zealand and Malta regularly exchange views at International meetings, including the Asia-Europe Meeting and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

In recent years, the relationship has been strengthened by a number of Ministerial visits. The Minister of Foreign Affairs visited Malta in 2013, as did the Minister of Social Development.  This led to new bilateral initiatives such as the conclusion of a Social Security Agreement.

Trade

2014 statistics

Total trade in goods 

$12.1 million

 

Exports to Malta

$7.7 million

Top exports: Meat, pharmeceuticals, edible fruit and nuts

Imports from Malta

$4 million

Top imports: Pharmeceuticals

Working Holiday Scheme

Information on New Zealand’s Working Holiday Scheme with Malta will be available soon.

Embassies

Recent official visits

New Zealand to Malta

  • Prime Minister John Key attended the CHOGM meeting in November 2015

  • Foreign Minister Murray McCully, April 2013

  • Social Development Minister Paula Bennett, July 2013

Malta to New Zealand

  • Deputy Prime Minister Tonio Borg, March 2007

News & Events

2017 New Zealand General Election

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The General Election will be held on 23 September 2017. Voters who are overseas can vote from 6 September to 23 September.

Anzac Day 2017 Rome

On Tuesday 25 April 2017, a joint New Zealand and Australian Ceremony will be held at the Rome War Cemetery.

Call for public submissions on the proposed EU FTA

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is inviting submissions on the proposed Free Trade Agreement negotiations between New Zealand and the European Union.

EU Free Trade Agreement negotiations

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In a joint statement on the bilateral relationship, New Zealand and the European Union have announced their agreement to start the process for Free Trade Agreement negotiations.