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The Embassy of Malta in Berlin

Contact

Address: Klingelhöferstraße 7, Berlin, D-10785

Tel.: +49 (0)30 - 2 63 91 10
Fax: +49 (0)30 - 26 39 11 23

E-mail: : maltaembassy.berlin@gov.mt

The Ambassador

Amb. Albert Friggieri

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Amb. Albert Friggieri holds degrees from the universities of Malta, Heidelberg (Germany) and Exeter (UK). He was a teacher and part-time university lecturer of German in Malta for many years. He was active in the tourism industry and in the management of one of Malta’s leading hotels for seven years. After a short period in the diplomatic service, in 1988 Amb. Friggieri set up a manufacturing company in Malta, a subsidiary of a German firm operating internationally, which he managed for twenty-five years. He was elected to the Board of the Federation of Industry, was a Board member of MDC and METCO, and served as president of the German-Maltese Circle for five years. He was awarded the German Federal Cross of Merit in 1999 “for fostering German-Maltese friendship through his work in the fields of culture, science and the economy”.

Amb.  Friggieri is married and has two children. Amb. Friggieri presented his credentials as Malta’s Ambassador to Federal President Joachim Gauck on September 6th 2013.

History

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Diplomatic relations were established between Germany and Malta in 1965, shortly after the country gained independence. Since Malta’s accession to the European Union on May 1st 2004, the traditionally close and amicable contacts between the two countries have become even more intensive. This is underlined by the mutual visits at the highest political level.