President lauds Mintoff
President George Abela has expressed his condolences to the Mintoff family and the Labour Party on the death of the former prime minister.
Dr Abela said that Mr Mintoff had made a major impact on local politics and Malta's foreign policy.
He had dedicated his life to the nation and was one of the main founders of the welfare state, raising the standard of living of all Maltese.
His ideal was always to see Malta develop economically and socially in an environment of peace, security and prosperity in the Mediterranean, the Office of the President quoted Dr Abela as saying.