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Today, the new Permanent Representative of Malta to the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Ms. Vanessa Frazier, presented her credentials to ISA Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge during a virtual ceremony.

“The International Seabed Authority plays an important role in the protection of marine environments and the promotion of ocean governance,” said Ambassador Frazier. Secretary-General Lodge stated that “It is a great pleasure to welcome Ambassador Frazier amongst the ISA community and to acknowledge Malta’s support to the work of the Organization.”

Ambassador Frazier is also the new Permanent Representative of Malta to the United Nations. Prior to this appointment, she served in Brussels as Ambassador of Malta to Belgium, Luxembourg and NATO, before being appointed as Malta’s Ambassador to Italy in 2013, where she was also accredited to San Marino and the Rome-based UN bodies.

Ms. Frazier joined the Diplomatic Corps in 1992 as a student diplomat and was confirmed into the post of First Secretary in 1994, when she served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Desk Officer for the United States and the Americas and later in the Mediterranean Department. In addition to the posts in Rome and Brussels, she was posted to the Maltese embassies in Washington, D.C., London and New York.

Ms. Frazier holds a Master’s degree in Diplomatic Studies with a major in International Law from the University of Malta and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and French from Luther College in the United States, from which she also received an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of her career achievements.

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