French President congratulates Joseph Muscat
In a letter sent to Malta’s new Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, French President Francois Hollande said that “I want to personally address my warmest congratulations, express my sincerest wishes for your success in the highest office to which the Maltese people have confided in you.”
He added that “You have offered your fellow compatriots change and opened a new perspective in economic development that puts its place in the name of justice.”
Hollande expressed his desire to strengthen relations between France and Malta in all areas, and invited Muscat to visit the country.
“At this crucial moment for Europe, and notably within the Eurozone, we should be working together for growth and prosperity, strengthen the Union and reinforce the solidarity that binds us and the relationship of friendship and trust between our two countries is essential. I know your commitment for the European idea is strong and consistent and I look forward to working with you during the next European Council,” Hollande said.
“Due to its unique history and the important links that Malta has developed with the countries of the Southern Mediterranean, your country is equally expected to play a crucial role in this region. We trust that it becomes an area of democracy, of shared development and of free movement as well as maintaining our profound and lasting economies and cultures,” he concluded.