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On Monday, March 5th, 2018, Professor Maher Natsheh, acting President of An-Najah received Mr. Reuben Gauci, Representative of the Republic of Malta in Palestine.

Prof. Natsheh introduced the guest to An-Najah academic programmes, scientific achievements, research projects and cooperation agreements.

The meeting was also attended by Dr. Mohammad El-Amleh, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Hasan Ayoub, Head of the Political Science Department and the International Office at An-Najah.

After the meeting, the Political Science Department hosted Mr. Gauci in a lecture to talk about Malta's history, its architectural, artistic and cultural development and its role in the European Union.

He also referred to the strategic and historical relations between Palestine and Malta and Malta's role in recognizing the State of Palestine as well as its diplomatic efforts to support the Palestinian diplomacy in international forums.

In addition, he draw an analogy between the Arabic and Maltese languages, citing examples of Maltese vocabulary of Arabic origins.

At the end of the lecture, Mr. Gauci answered the students' questions on the topic.

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