Judge Emeritus Joseph Zammit McKeon, the Parliamentary Ombudsman, welcomed H.E. Erdeniz Şen, the Ambassador of Türkiye. During their meeting, they discussed the longstanding and excellent bilateral relations between Malta and Türkiye, as well as the work of the Ombudsman Office on both local and international fronts. The Ombudsman provided an overview of his role and functions to improve public administration and bring the institution closer to the people.
The Ombudsman highlighted the upcoming conference, organised by the Office of the Ombudsman in partnership with the Association of Mediterranean Ombudsman. This conference, themed ‘The Right to Good Administration: Myth, Aspiration or Reality?’, will be attended by ombudsmen from various European and Mediterranean countries, including the Chief Ombudsman of Türkiye.
Ambassador Şen acknowledged Malta’s invaluable support during the earthquake, expressing his gratitude specifically to the thirty-two Maltese Civil Protection officers who travelled to Türkiye to assist with the operations in the aftermath. He commended the Maltese people’s heartfelt solidarity, evidenced by the generous sending of goods to aid the victims.
Furthermore, the Ambassador underscored the thriving commercial ties between the two nations and noted the significant Turkish community residing in Malta.