Mr Jori Arvonen, Chairman of Hybrid CoE’s Board, received a notification today regarding Malta’s participation in the Memorandum of Understanding of Hybrid CoE, officially making the country a Participating State of the Centre.
“It is my great pleasure to welcome Malta as the 32nd Participating State of Hybrid CoE. Malta has already been active towards the Centre before joining and I look forward to the country’s contributions to Hybrid CoE’s work in many areas, including economic and maritime issues,” said Mr Arvonen.
“In the complex multi-polar world, Malta recognizes that security challenges are on the rise, and can only be addressed jointly with like-minded partners. In this regard, acknowledging the complexity of hybrid threats, Malta is proud to join the other 31 Participating States in the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats. We look forward to our experts working together with the Centre’s networks in order to increase Europe’s resilience to hybrid threats. As an island state in the Mediterranean, Malta is willing to contribute its expertise in the southern neighbourhood and is always ready to offer neutral ground for diplomacy,” affirmed Mr Byron Camilleri, Minister for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality of Malta.
Besides Malta, the Participating States of the Centre of Excellence include Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The Centre cooperates closely with the EU and NATO.