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The President received Governor of the Central Bank of Malta Dr Mario Vella on a courtesy call at San Anton Palace.

During the courtesy call, the Central Bank of Malta presented President Coleiro Preca with a donation of Euros 82,000 to the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. The donation represents the profit made from the sale of coin cards of the Euros 2 commemorative coins with the theme ‘Solidarity through Love’.

The coin is the first of a series of five coins issued by the Central Bank of Malta under a programme entitled ‘From Children in Solidarity’. This programme is an initiative taken by the Central Bank of Malta and the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation, and supported by the Ministry for Education and Employment.

The coin was the outcome of a competition that was open to all secondary school students, with the winning design selected through a voting process � in order to promote democratic values and responsible citizenship among young students. The themes for the 2017 and 2018 coin design competitions are ‘Peace’ and ‘National Heritage’ respectively.

Source: Government of Malta