Malta–United States relations

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Malta – United States relations
Map indicating locations of Malta and USA

Malta

United States
Embassy of Malta in Washington, D.C.
Embassy of the United States in Ta' Qali

Malta – United States relations are bilateral relations between Malta and the United States.

According to a 2010 American Community Survey, there are roughly 35,103 Maltese Americans residing in the United States.

According to the 2012 U.S. Global Leadership Report, 21% of Maltese people approve of U.S. leadership, with 15% disapproving and 64% uncertain.[1]

History[edit]

Malta and the United States established full diplomatic relations upon Malta's independence in 1964; overall relations are positive. The United States has been sympathetic to Malta's campaign to attract private investment, and some firms operating in Malta have U.S. ownership or investment. These include major hotels, manufacturing and repair facilities, and some offices servicing local and regional operations.

Malta is on the list of the Visa Waiver Program of the US. Maltese nationals holding a Maltese biometric passport do not require a visa for entry into the United States.

Embassy[edit]

Principal U.S. Embassy Officials include:

  • Ambassador--Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley
  • Deputy Chief of Mission—Jason Davis
  • Consular Officer—Eric Catalfamo
  • Public Affairs Officer—Elijah Waterman
  • Political-Economic-Commercial Officer—Thomas Yeager
  • Information Management Officer—Frank Jones
  • Management Officer—Marietta Bartoletti
  • Regional Security Officer—Adedayo Aderinto
  • General Services Officer—Lolita Jones
  • Defense Attache—Jane Moraski
  • Community Liaison Officer—vacant

The U.S. embassy in Malta is in the village of Ta' Qali which was constructed recently to replace the former U.S. embassy which was in Floriana

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).[1]

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