11 December, 2020

Research and innovation are crucial for our country’s future and way forward


During a meeting between the President of The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, Perit David Xuereb and the Minister for Research, Innovation and the Coordination of Post Covid-19 Strategy Owen Bonnici, both parties agreed that innovation and research are crucial for a better economic future for Malta.

During the meeting, The Malta Chamber’s President, Perit Xuereb spoke of the strategic importance this new ministry will hold in drafting a holistic strategy for the country post-Covid. This strategy will enable the country to start a new path towards economic recovery, one which is based on a number of key principles namely sustainability, digitalisation and innovation.

He added that the Chamber had already carried out extensive work in this regard through its internal policy committees, chief amongst them the Chamber’s Think Tank. He offered the Chamber’s and its members’ full support to the ministry’s efforts in terms of the post-covid-19 strategy.

Minister Bonnici thanked The Malta Chamber of Commerce for this positive and fruitful meeting where the importance of research and innovation was highlighted, also in the context of the strategy for Malta after Covid-19.

Dr Bonnici said, “This meeting confirms what both sides strongly believe – that research and innovation should be at the forefront of our country’s social and economic agenda, also in paving the way forward post-COVID-19. We are committed to working closely together to better the lives of families and businesses”.

Both parties agreed on further work between the respective entities in the relevant sectors that were discussed during the meeting.

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