Lecture on France’s relations with Malta by Dr Alberto Ganado
Deputy Prime Minister, Tonio Borg initiated a series of celebrations to mark Malta’s bilateral relations with important nations and wished to inaugurate this series with France.
At the heart of this week of celebrations, was a lecture on France’s centuries old relations with Malta given on October 22nd by Dr Albert Ganado, lawyer, former President of the consultative Committee of the National Archives of Malta also former president of the Malta Historical Society, in front of a large audience.
In his introductory speech, Hon. Minister Tonio Borg highlighted our common interest in topics such as the European Union, the Union for the Mediterranean, the 5+5 initiative, illegal migration and the French presence in the Maltese language.
Ambassador Daniel Rondeau gave a speech that evoked his personal experience as Ambassador here and his views on the relations between the two countries (see transcription below).
An exhibition of trading licences dating back the 19th century was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building all through the week.