Malta will host a major Commonwealth business summit next year to examine ways to create new jobs after Brexit.
The Prime Minister made the announcement during a speech to VIPs from across the Commonwealth in London.
Joseph Muscat will handover the chairmanship of the Commonwealth from Malta to the UK tomorrow.
Dr Muscat told a packed audience of VIPs: ‘Malta’s commitment to the values of the Commonwealth Business Forum remains unwavering.
‘I am delighted to announce that next year, Malta will host the first Commonwealth’s Foreign Direct Investment Conference.
‘All investment promotion agencies, SMEs and international corporations will be invited to Malta to continue to consolidate on the work that we aim to achieve this week.
‘It will be an excellent opportunity to continue to provide the necessary thrust for further growth and prosperity in the Commonwealth.’
As well as Dr Muscat, British Prime Minister Theresa May and London Mayor Sadiq Khan also addressed the business forum at the Guildhall.
‘As the Prime Minister of a thriving small #island #state, Malta is proof that embracing open #borders – for both #people and capital – is the route to #prosperity’ – #Malta PM @JosephMuscat_JM #CBF2018 #Commonwealth2018 @CWEICofficial pic.twitter.com/RuTgDwboZB
— Government of Malta ?? (@MaltaGov) April 16, 2018
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