Ġieħ Ħal Balzan 2023

On Saturday 28th October 2023, the Ħal Balzan Local Council, awarded Dame Dr Lydia Buttigieg, with the prestigious award of Ġieħ Ħal Balzan, for her contribution to the locality, both nationally and internationally.

The Mayor, Dr Angelo Micallef, presented the awarding ceremony.

With pride, we congratulate Dr Lydia Buttigieg on her achievement and continue to count on her invaluable help and support towards the Order’s mission.

Our Lieutenant bestowed the distinguished title of Ambassador.

Congratulations to our esteemed Lieutenant H.E Roberto Buontempo, on being bestowed the distinguished title of Ambassador.

Today, the President of Malta, Dr. George Vella, presented our Lieutenant letters of credence as Ambassador-designate of Malta to Hungary. During the ceremony at the President’s residency; Sant’Anton Palace, discussions centered on fostering bilateral cooperation between Malta and Hungary, encompassing areas such as trade, investment, and English language education. Moreover, the importance of regional collaboration within the European Union was discussed. President Vella also reminisced about President Katalin Novak’s visit to Malta for the Malta Arraiolos Meeting, hosted in October 2022.

Our Lieutenant’s new role as Ambassador signifies a continuation of his exemplary service and leadership! We extend our warmest congratulations and best wishes as he embarks on this important diplomatic service.

Photos: Francis Debono