Professor Oliver Friggieri will be given a state funeral.
In a statement, the government said that yesterday it had decided that Prof. Friggieri’s funeral should be organized by the State in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the benefit of our country and its people throughout his career.
Professor Friggieri was not only a prolific writer and a Maltese literature giant, but his works were also translated into various languages gaining him international recognition.
After the government’s decision was communicated yesterday, today, the Office of the Prime Minister held meetings with Professor Friggieri’s family to make the necessary arrangements for the organization of the funeral.
Details of Professor Friggieri’s funeral will be announced later.