The Malta Independent 9 December 2019, Monday

Muscat to stay on? PM promises Maltese community in New York that he will visit again

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 17:52 Last update: about 3 months ago

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told the Maltese community  at The Maltese Center in Astoria, New York, that he will be visiting them again next year, TVM reports.

The Prime Minister explained that, since there has been an increase in tourists from America, Air Malta is studying the possibility of starting flights to New York, although he added that the national airline will only go ahead if the plan is viable.

Muscat recently said in one of his recurring radio interviews that he does not want to resign neither before, nor during, nor after the next budget.

He said that the budget is so important not to just write, but to implement, and that he can assure everyone that his thoughts are on working to do what is needed to keep raising Malta's standing.

His statement comes following reports that a leadership campaign within the Labour party for his position had begun to heat up, with various newspapers reporting on Sunday that Muscat had called in the people in question - Health Minister Chris Fearne, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, and Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg - to put a stop to the campaigning.

 

Photo: TVM

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