PRESS RELEASE BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER: Speaker receives SMOM Ambassador on a farewell call

This morning, Speaker An?lu Farrugia received a farewell call by Ambassador of the Sovereign Military Order of St John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, Umberto Di Capua.

The two dignitaries recalled the long standing and friendly relations between Malta and the Order, which relations, although diplomatically established in 1966, go back hundreds of years since the time of the Knights in Malta.

They highlighted the events of last year commemorating the 450th anniversary of the Great Siege of 1565, including the State Visit to Malta of HMEH Fra Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the Order, in April 2015.

They also referred to the role of the Maltese Parliament in combating fake Orders as well as the various humanitarian projects, which the Malta branch of the Order carries out for the benefit of the Maltese people.

Source: Government of Malta