The Malta Independent 30 May 2020, Saturday

'We cannot remain in a state of emergency' - Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 08:57 Last update: about 9 days ago

"The country needs to find a new sense of competitiveness and an energy of resilience to successfully navigate the post-Covid realities," said Perit David Xuereb, President of the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry during a cordial meeting with the Leader of the Opposition at Dar Ċentrali in Pieta’.

The current economic disruption which is resulting in great hardships for businesses and citizens alike were top on the agenda of the discussion during the meeting. The Chamber delegation insisted on the importance of the country being given clear and safe direction on the way forward in a responsible and structured manner.

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At the same time the country ought to continue to give due weight to the nation’s economic needs as well as the physical and mental health of our people. ‘One cannot exist without the other, and at this challenging time for all, this has never been truer’ said Perit Xuereb.

With this view, the Malta Chamber has made a series of recommendations to Government on the measures needed to help businesses weather the storm and take advantage of the opportunities that are around us. "We cannot remain in a state of emergency, we need to start building again," Perit Xuereb concluded.

Perit Xuereb was accompanied by the Deputy President of The Malta Chamber Marisa Xuereb and the Director General Kevin J. Borg. The Leader of the Opposition Adrian Delia was accompanied by Kristy Debono and Claudio Grech.

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