On 17 September 2020, H.E. Simon Pullicino presented his Letters of Credence as Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to His Excellency Kaïs Saïed, President of the Republic of Tunisia.
In a brief meeting after the ceremony, President Saïed welcomed Ambassador Pullicino to Tunisia and referred to the deep historical ties between the two countries and, in particular, to the legacy of the Maltese community that lived in Tunisia in the 19th and early 20th century, which served to further consolidate the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two Peoples. Ambassador Pullicino noted the excellent relations between the two countries which have been characterised by a number of high level exchanges over the last years, while highlighting the shared aspirations for peace and stability in the Mediterranean, including in neighbouring Libya.
Following the meeting, Ambassador Pullicino inspected the Guard of Honour and assisted to the playing of the national anthems.
Also present for the meeting were H.E. Othman Jerandi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Expatriates of the Republic of Tunisia and Ms Nadia Akacha, Chief of Cabinet at the Office of the President. Ambassador Pullicino was accompanied by Mr Gabriel Camenzuli, Deputy Head of Mission and Consul.