The Malta Independent 13 November 2018, Tuesday

Pierre Clive Agius named as designate ambassador to the United States

Friday, 5 February 2016, 09:59 Last update: about 4 years ago

Pierre Clive Agius has been nominated as Designate Ambassador of Malta to the United States of America, the Foreign Ministry website states.

He will replace Marisa Micallef.

Ambassador Agius is a career diplomat. He was born in Malta on October 21st, 1965 to Joseph Agius and Josephine neé ZAMMIT.  Mr. Agius joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1993 as a First Secretary.  In 1995 he served his first posting as a First Secretary at the Embassy of Malta in Paris. In 1999 he was posted to Geneva, Switzerland, at the Permanent Mission of Malta to the United Nations Office and other International Organisations.  During this term, he served also as Consul General of Malta with jurisdiction over the Swiss Cantons of Bern, Fribourg, Vaud, and Jura.  In 2000 he was appointed Counselor. 

On his return to Valletta in summer of 2002, Mr Agius took up duties as Diplomatic Counsellor to H.E. the President of Malta Prof. Guide de Marco where he remained until the summer of 2004 when he moved to the Embassy of Malta in Vienna, Austria.  There he served as Deputy Head of Mission at the Permanent Mission of Malta to the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the United Nations Organisation (UNO), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other International Organisations.  

In December 2007, he was appointed Special Envoy of Malta to the Slovenian Presidency of the European Union in Ljubljana, Slovenia.  He was appointed Ambassador of Malta to the Kingdom of Belgium in December 2008 and to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in March 2009.  During this same period Mr. Agius, was also appointed as Ambassador of Malta to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.  In March 2012 Mr. Agius was appointed Ambassador to the France and to the Principality of Monaco.  In October 2013 he was appointed as Ambassador of Malta to the  Republic of Poland.

Mr. AGIUS read his Masters in Diplomatic Studies (M.Dip) at the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies in Malta during 1994 and 1995.  His dissertation is entitled ‘In search of Peace and Security in Europe – the OSCE’.  Mr. AGIUS obtained also a Post-Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management in 1994 and graduated from the University of Malta in 1992 with honours after completion of the course of Bachelor in Education (B.Ed. Hons). Mr. Agius did his secondary schooling at the Archbishops Minor Seminary in Malta.

Mr Pierre Clive Agius is married and has two daughters.  

Mr Agius is fluent in Maltese, English, Italian and French and has good knowledge of Slovene and Arabic.

In January of 2004 Mr Agius was decorated by the President of the Republic of Italy Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.

 

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