Sunday, 21st January 2018

peru

Honorary Consul

Mr Peter Cassar Torreggiani
50 Triq it-Tlett Knejjes, Balzan, BZN 1303

Tel: 21445504, 27445504
Fax: 21445504

Email: [email protected]

Peru has been represented in Malta for four generations by succeeding members of the same family.  Most of the work in the past has referred to visas for missionaries from the St Paul’s Missionary Society in Rabat, granted Religious and their lay helpers are granted a residence permit as well as a visa.  Passports for Peruvians in Malta can be renewed or new ones issued, as well as Identity Card Documents (DNI).  There are about a dozen Peruvian citizens in Malta. There have been quite a few adoptions from Peru and more recently, a number of marriages.
 
More recently there has been a stream of Maltese tourists visiting Peru to admire its rich culture.  Perhaps the most famous attraction is Machu Picchu http://www.peru-machu-picchu.com/ an incredibly breathtaking city built high up in the mountains, with imposing, expertly constructed stone buildings.  There is scope for more organized tourism from Malta. http://www.peru.travel/en/ In fact, tourists from Malta do not need a visa to visit Peru and can stay for three months. 

Peru’s economy is growing quite well now and an effort is under way to increase international trade. http://www.perumarketplaces.com/portal5en.asp Its main exports are oil and fishmeal from the Pacific, but there is scope for growing international trade.  There is even a Peruvian company which has expanded to several countries around the world and has an office in Malta.  Peru became famous for the gold handicraft involved in its pre-colonial civilization with its rich artisan culture. http://www.peru.info/


Short CV

He is a retired industrialist, being involved with Cassar Company (St George’s Flour Mills) over many decades.  He helped pioneer flour exportation from Malta to Libya and to United Nations Refugee and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Middle East.  As Managing Director of the above family company, he invested heavily in R&D in international agropolitics and economics at the International Wheat Council and in the European Union agricultural and monetary affairs.  Although long retired and now a teacher of Business English to foreign students, he has kept up research in this field, largely inspired by a faith-based commitment.  For many decades he was on the Council of the Federation of Industries, the Diocesan Pastoral Council, and the European Movement.  In the Malta Council of the European Movement, he was President for many years and lobbied for Malta to grant the Right of Individual Petition to the Council of Europe to its citizens and for full membership in the European Union. As Consul, he tries to work with the other honorary consuls for Malta as an EU member to hopefully help the EU give a decisive impetus to help the world develop a better global civilization.