Earlier this morning, President George Vella received the newly appointed Apostolic Nunzio to Malta, Savio Hon Tai-Fai.
Following the formal presentation of his Letters of Credence, the Apostolic Nunzio conveyed salutations on behalf of His Holiness Pope Francis to President Vella and the people of Malta and Gozo. He also underlined the longstanding and warm relations between Malta and the Vatican.
President Vella recalled the visit to Malta by Pope Francis, stating that the Maltese people, as well as the various foreign communities present, were very pleased to welcome and, in a number of cases, also meet personally with His Holiness. The messages imparted during this visit, especially in relation to migration, multiculturalism and the preservation of the global environment, were very important ones.
During the meeting, developments in the Mediterranean region as well as the latest situation in Ukraine were also discussed.