The Malta Independent 24 September 2020, Thursday

European Council president Charles Michel on official visit in Malta

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 19:40 Last update: about 7 days ago

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, arrived in Malta on Wednesday afternoon on an official visit.

He was welcomed at the airport by Foreign Affairs Minister Evarist Bartolo.

Later in the day, he visited the Armed Forces of Malta’s Air Wing in Luqa. Together with Prime Minister Robert Abela and Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri, Michel was taken on board an AFM helicopter for a surveillance flight.

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Michel was briefed on the AFM’s challenges in the fight against illegal immigration, the government said.

His next appointment was a meeting with PM Abela at the Auberge de Castille.

On Thursday, Michel is expected to visit the site in Bidnija where journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in October 2017.

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