|Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)|
(Sustainable Development, Social Dialogue and the Electoral Manifesto's Implemenation)
15 January 2020
|Prime Minister||Robert Abela|
|Preceded by||Office Established|
|Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion|
9 June 2017 –15 January 2020
|Prime Minister||Joseph Muscat|
|Preceded by||George Vella|
|Succeeded by|| Evarist Bartolo |
Responsible for European & Foreign Affairs
|Minister for Home Affairs and National Security|
9 December 2014 –9 June 2017
|Prime Minister||Joseph Muscat|
|Preceded by||Emmanuel Mallia|
|Succeeded by||Michael Farrugia|
|Born||10 February 1972|
|Political party||Labour Party|
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