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Chamber of Engineers hosts WFEO President

DATE: 14 APRIL 2011

This week, the Chamber of Engineers hosted the President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO), Ing. Adel M. M.J Al-Kharafi, during his visit to Malta. WFEO is an international, non-governmental organisation representing the engineering profession worldwide. The WFEO represents around 100 organisations, including both national and international entities.

During his visit, Ing. Al-Kharafi met with Prime Minister Dr. Lawrence Gonzi, with whom he stressed the importance of engineers in society. Ing. Al-Kharafi stated that it is imperative for governments to support the development of the engineering profession in the country. He noted that this could be done in a number of ways, but primarily through tangible support and more exposure of the engineer in society.


The Prime Minister acknowledged the growing importance of engineering, in an open economy that is aspiring to target higher value-added activities, as well as to further promote the formation and development of local enterprise and foreign investment.

Ing. Al-Karafi was also welcomed by the Chamber of Engineers Executive Council. During this meeting he confirmed that the CoE was adopting the right approaches to further promote and sustain the importance of engineering in Malta. He also relayed his experiences from various countries regarding other professional organisations like the Chamber of Engineers.

In this regard, CoE President Ing. Saviour Baldacchino thanked the WFEO President for his insight. He remarked that the experiences of other professional organisations will serve to reinforce the CoE strategy on a number of fronts.

Ing. Al-Kharafi encouraged the CoE Council to internationalise further through collaboration with the WFEO, as well as similar professional organisations. The Council confirmed its interest in potential initiatives with counterpart organisations, in order to strengthen the voice of the CoE, whilst increasing value for members through new projects and opportunities. Currently, CoE is the local body affiliated to FEANI (European Federation of National Engineering Associations), within which it participates actively.


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