Wednesday, 25th April 2018

colombia

Honorary Consul

Dr Joseph Buhagiar B.Eng. (Hons.), Ph.D (Bham.)
64, Triq il-Kardinal Xiberras, Hal Qormi, QRM 1023

Tel: 2340 2439
Fax: 21 343577

Email: [email protected]

The Republic of Colombia is a South American country with a population of around 47 million and is considered as a well guarded secret. Although it only represents 0.7% of the Earth's surface, around 14% of the fauna and flora of the planet are found in the Colombian territory. With coasts over the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, Colombia is considered as an important platform for foreign trade.

All the activities of the Consulate are listed in the Decree 2243 of 2012 and the main ones are::

  • Liaising with the Embassy and Consulate of Colombia in Rome and keeping them informed about political and economic situations of interest to Colombia.
  • Encourage the development of commercial, economic, cultural and scientific relations between Malta and Colombia.
  • Promote Colombia by providing commercial and touristic information.
  • Provide aid and assistance to Colombian nationals and companies that require it.


Short CV

Joseph Buhagiar graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Malta in 2003. He joined the University of Malta as an Assistant Lecturer in 2004 and in 2008 he received a PhD degree in Plasma Surface Engineering and Characterisation of Biomedical Stainless Steels, from the University of Birmingham (UK).

Following his PhD studies he became a University of Malta Lecturer with the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering. He is on the Editorial board of the Journal of Surface Engineering and represents Malta on the Coal and Steel Committee.

On the 3rd day of April 2013 the Minister of State in the Office of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia nominated and appointed Dr Buhagiar as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Colombia with jurisdiction over Malta (Decree 0613 of 2013). His appointment was approved by His Excellency the President and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malta on the 22nd day of July 2013.