Joe Cassar 2.jpgSeasoned Maltese diplomat Dr. Joseph Cassar passed away. Born in 1947, Dr Cassar served as Malta’s Ambassador to Portugal, Libya, the Russian Federation and Italy.

He served as, Malta’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Vienna and in New York. He also was Malta’s Ambassador to the Conference on Security and Co-Operation in Europe CSCE. He was advisor to Prof Guido De Marco during his Presidency of the 45th UN General Assembly.

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Dr Cassar was editorial director of Independence Press between 1985 and 1991 and president of the Nationalist Party’s administrative council from 1988 to 1991. He was a visiting professor at St Johns University in New York between 1997 and 1999. During that period he was also served as an advisor to the Holy See Delegation at the United Nations Conference for the Establishment of an International Criminal Court.

Dr Cassar holds a doctorate in political science from the Catholic University of Milan, where he specialised in international relations. Throughout his career he has published articles in various reviews and newspapers.

Kite Publishers’ Gordon Pisani spoke to Corporate Dispatch about his recent discussions he had with Dr Cassar. Both collaborated on a number of projects and they were working on a new one. Pisani said that Dr Cassar was always profound in his objective analysis. He was a very strongly principled person and in his various roles, he left a legacy which will last for ever.

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