Following the swearing in ceremony, Prime Minister Robert Abela said that he is ready to serve the Maltese and Gozitan people.
“I am ready to work hard to continue improving the quality of life of all the Maltese and Gozitans and I am ready to serve. What will your first decisions be? I will announce them further on”.
Asked if the Cabinet of Ministers will be different from the first part of the legislature, the Prime Minister said that this is a decision he will announce further on. Asked if he is expecting Chris Fearne’s resignation as deputy Prime Minister, Dr Abela answered absolutely not, adding he always declared that he is ready to work with Dr Fearne.
“I am keeping regular contact with Chris; he wished me well, we talked and there is absolutely no difficulty or problem between us”.
Dr Abela said that today he will meet with Chris Fearne.
As the Prime Minister was giving these comments at the Palace, Chris Fearne entered the Auberge de Castille where later on he joined the parliamentary group at a meeting with the new Prime Minister.