AMBER Alert Europe is proud to welcome The Honourable Carmelo Abela as the newest member of its Advisory Board. Hon. Abela is the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion in Malta.

Minister Carmelo Abela: There are a million things politicians do not see eye to eye on. But when it comes to the well-being of our children, this is a topic that unites us all. As a father, I work in the best interests of my children. As a minister, I am part of a government which attaches great importance to protecting the best interests of children.”

The assignment of Minister Abela is the most recent chapter in the close cooperation between Malta and AMBER Alert Europe. On Tuesday January 10th 2017, the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security and Police Force in Malta launched their national AMBER Alert system to save the lives of missing children.

With his wealth of experience and knowledge, Minister Abela is a unique addition to AMBER Alert Europe’s advisory board. Minister Abela first contested general elections in 1996 and was elected in every general election since then. Minister Abela served as a Deputy Speaker of the House (June 2003 – May 2010) and represented the Maltese Parliament both as member of Parliament and Deputy Speaker. Between December 2014 and May 2017, Mr. Abela was the Minister for Home Affairs and National Security in Malta. Following the elections of 2017, Carmelo Abela became the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion.