Updated: Congratulatory messages flow in for Muscat
The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Malta’s new Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, where he added that “I am prepared to our joint work to further deepen the bilateral cooperation in various fields to the benefit of the peoples of our countries."
The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry also congratulated incoming Prime Minister, Dr Joseph Muscat and his Party on the successful result of the General Election.
In his letter to Dr. Muscat, Chamber President Stefano Mallia said that the electorate had given a strong message in favour of the Labour Party and its electoral programme. He continued by saying that the Malta Chamber “looks forward to working closely with you and your Cabinet to assist in the implementation of your economic programme so as to ensure the highest benefit for the country and the business community”.
Furthermore, the Malta Chamber declared that it was eager to see the resumption of social dialogue through the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development (MCESD). Commenting on this issue Mr. Mallia said that “MCESD must resume at the earliest possible opportunity. Healthy industrial relations can only be maintained through regular social dialogue. Employers, Unions, Civil Society and Government must resume their dialogue to ensure that as a country we can continue on the path of stability, growth and prosperity. The Chamber looks forward to establishing such a dialogue with the new administration”.
The Malta Chamber said that the country continued to face huge challenges but it was confident that together with the new government, the private sector would be able to continue generating further growth and prosperity. Whilst wishing the Hon Dr Muscat a successful term in Government, the Malta Chamber concluded by inviting him to meet its members at the earliest possible opportunity.
The Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations (MCWO) also extended its sincere felicitations and congratulations to the newly elected Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and to the Labour Party on the occasion of “a historic electoral victory.”
In a letter to Muscat, the MCWO said that it “looks forward to continue the fruitful collaboration under your government and at all times wishes to assure you of our readiness and enthusiasm to consult and cooperate on important matters concerning the role of women in all sectors and at all levels of society in accordance with Malta’s national and international commitments within various institutions including the United Nations, the European Union and Council of Europe.”
The Confederation concluded that it “wishes you all the very best in your future role as Prime Minister of Malta and looks forward to the actualisation of your declared commitment to a pro-feminist Government.”
The Maltese Association of Social Workers has congratulated the Labour Party and Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on their victory, and looks forward to working together with the new Government on the issues outlined in the PL manifesto and other issues of concern to Social Workers and service users.
Gozo Business Chamber
The Gozo Business Chamber has sent its congratulations to the Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on the occasion of his election as Prime Minister of Malta and Gozo.
The Chamber’s President, while congratulating Dr Muscat, also assured him of the Chamber’s cooperation and its readiness to come foreword with its suggestions which can be of benefit to our country.
The President also thanked the Prime Minister for the opportunity accorded to the Chamber to hold meetings prior to the election during which the Chamber’s suggestions were discussed.
The National Association of Local Council and Regional Executive Secretaries (ANSEK) has congratulated the new Prime Minister on his post and wished him success in all his endeavors.
ANSEK satisfactorily noted that the Prime Minister promised to work in an open Governmental style and will involve anyone who wishes to work for the betterment of the country. The Association added that it is committed to working with the new Government and moving Local Councils forward.
In a separate letter, ANSEK congratulated Jose Herrera on his new post as Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Culture and Local Government.
The Social Democratic Party of Finland
The Social Democratic Party of Finland has extended it's congratulations to newly elected Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.
Finnish Party Leader Jutta Urpilainen stated that the election result is a clear signal that “in this challenging moment of Europe the people of Malta have chosen to give their support to the ideas of modern Social Democracy. That shall inspire us all in Europe.” He took the opportunity to underline the importance of joint efforts of European countries for the commitment to a stable, united and prosperous Europe.
Jutta Urpilainen believes that together, Malta and Finland can promote closer relations between the two countries.
The Forum of Labour Youths has congratulated Dr Muscat on becoming Malta’s new Prime Minister and said that Malta’s youths will be protagonists in the country’s administration.
Malta has challenging times ahead, however the younger generation are capable of helping move the country through these tough times, the Labour Youth announced. They thanked the PL administration for the support over the past five years and called the ‘I’m in’ campaign a success.