Romania’s Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu on Friday welcomed Maltese order’s ambassador in Bucharest Jakob Kripp, praising the Maltese Aid Service for its programmes conducted in Romania in support of the elderly and children in distress.
“Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu on Friday welcomed ambassador of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta in Romania Jakob Kripp, on a courtesy visit. The two officials exchanged opinions on the bilateral ties and cooperation between Romania and the Sovereign Order of Malta at a social and humanitarian level. Melescanu voiced special appreciation to the Maltese Aid Service for its programmes conducted in Romania in support of the elderly, children in distress, disabled people, and Romany people as well as for medical aid activities. At the same time, the Romanian foreign minister voiced Romania’s readiness to advance the excellent cooperation in these areas,” Romania’s Foreign Ministry (MAE) reported in a press statement on Friday.
MAE added that special attention at the meeting was attached to existing global challenges that generate phenomena such as migration flows that have complex impacts in Europe and on several population categories. The Romanian foreign minister expressed Romania’s interest in the Sovereign Order of Malta sharing its expertise related to the conduct of programmes for social integration of migrants.
The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta is a Roman Catholic lay religious order. Headquartered in Palazzo Malta in Rome, it is widely considered a sovereign subject of international law.