The new President last Saturday week visited Gozo. Accompanied by his wife Miriam, Dr Vella was escorted to Independence Square by the Traffic Police where he was greeted by Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana and Victoria mayor Samuel Azzopardi.

Dr Vella placed flowers at the foot of the monument commemorating WWII victims, followed by a visit to the Banca Guratale where he signed the visitors’ book. Afterwords, Dr Vella went to the Gozo Ministry. On the way, he talked to various people who congratulated him on his new appointment.

At the Ministry the President met Opposition members Chris Said, Frederick Azzopardi and David Stellini.

Dr Vella, then, met Gozo Bishop Mario Grech and the Parish Priests College at the Curia. The President was presented with a copy of the Holy Bible by Mgr Grech.

Later on, the President visited Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary where he was met by the rector Fr Gerald Buhagiar, who presented a Ta’ Pinu icon to Dr Vella.

Back at the ministry, Dr Vella met Government department heads, Police and AFM members, the Arka Foundation, Scout groups, the Gozo Tourism Association, the Gozo Business Chamber and court and hospital officials.

Finally, the President visited the Visitors’ Centre at the ÄŠittadella.


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