Boris returns to Malta to discuss ‘special relationship’

Malta enjoys a ‘special relationship’ with Britain, according to Boris Johnson.

The British foreign secretary is in Valletta for talks with Malta’s foreign minister Carmelo Abela.

He arrived in Malta yesterday evening to discuss how Brexit will affect Malta, Commonwealth issues and the situation in Libya.

British High Commissioner Stuart Gill described the meeting as a ‘great evening’ with ‘minds nicely met’.

Dr Abela tweeted: ‘Good to have Boris back in Malta and discuss issues facing both countries and the UK-Malta special relationship.’

Boris was also close to Malta’s former foreign minister George Vella.

During his last visit to Malta, the former London mayor joked: ‘George has brilliant notes about everything which I often have to borrow or steal.’