“Inclusivity, youth and disability are among the Malta Chamber’s priorities as they are central to the development and sustainability of the economy,” said Perit David Xuereb, President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry yesterday, during a meeting with the Minister for Inclusion and Quality of Life the Hon Julia Farrugia Portelli.
Perit Xuereb said that an attention to these values goes a long way as it contributes to the quality of life of all of society in general.
Minister Farrugia Portelli said a great part of achieving inclusion, is creating a culture of awareness about the subject, also at the workplace. “We believe that the Malta Chamber is a central partner in this journey, as they share these same values”.
Topics discussed during the meeting also included the Agenda for Sustainable Development 2015-2030 which was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2015, which agenda greatly prioritises persons with a disability.
Minister Farrugia Portelli also discussed the reciprocal alignment and thematic engagement in reaching the mentioned Agenda 2015-2030. This thematic engagement helps investors proactively address themes such as the environment, good governance etc. Minister Farrugia Portelli emphasised the Government’s determination on the principle that no one should be left behind.
During the meeting, Malta Chamber President Perit Xuereb was accompanied by Diana Miceli, Policy Development Manager, while Minister Farrugia Portelli was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary within the same Ministry Mr Matthew Vella and the Chief of Staff Mr Reuben Sciberras.