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PR190341

21/02/2019

PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR FINANCE

Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna meets with the Secretary-General of the World Customs Organisation

Minister for Finance Edward Scicluna held a meeting with Dr Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of the World Customs Organisation (WCO), at the Ministry for Finance in Valletta. 
 
Dr Mikuriya has been Secretary General of the WCO since 2009 and he provides leadership and executive management for the global Customs community’s priorities. 
 
Among the topics discussed were the economic opportunities open to small island states including those of blockchain and fintech technology and Malta’s programmes of collaboration with European and North African countries.
 
Permanent Secretaries Alfred Camilleri Joseph Caruana, Dr Paul Debattista, Chief of Staff at the Ministry for Finance, Malta Customs Director General Joseph Chetcuti, and Director International Affairs Ian Muscat were also present for the meeting.