The Parliamentary Ombudsman meets with Palestinian Ambassador

The Parliamentary Ombudsman, Judge Emeritus Joseph Zammit McKeon, received H.E. Fadi G.H. Hanania, Ambassador of Palestine, during a courtesy call.

During the meeting, the Ombudsman presented an overview of his institution’s role and functions. He provided an update on the active role the Office of the Ombudsman is playing as Secretary General and Treasurer of the Association of Mediterranean Ombudsmen (AOM).

A key topic of discussion was the upcoming AOM conference to be held in Malta between the 31st October and 1st November. The conference will focus on a pertinent issue – ‘The Right to Good Administration – Myth, Aspiration or Reality?’. Representatives from the Independent Commission for Human Rights of Palestine will be among the participants at this event.

Ambassador Hanania took the opportunity to update the Ombudsman on the current situation in Palestine and the challenges the Palestinian people continue to face. He expressed gratitude for Malta’s support towards the Palestinian cause, particularly in the area of education.

Judge Emeritus Zammit McKeon, in turn, reaffirmed the strong bilateral ties between Malta and Palestine, noting Malta’s longstanding support for the Palestinian people.

Accompanying the Ambassador was Ms Zahwa Arafat. The Ombudsman was joined by Mr Paul Borg, Director General, and Mr Jurgen Cassar, Head of Communications and Research.

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