President Eddie Fenech Adami’s official visit to Australia came to an end in Brisbane, Queensland yesterday with a call on governor Penelope Wensley.

Governor Wensley said that the Maltese Community in Queensland represented a particular vibrant culture in Queensland, the state where the first Maltese migrant settled in Australia.

The Maltese Community in Queensland met President and Mrs Fenech Adami at a community reception at Stamford Hotel, Brisbane, where they enthusiastically conveyed their best wishes.

President Fenech Adami said that he was overwhelmed by the hospitality given by the Australian Government and the Maltese-Australians.

He described Australia as “home away from home”.

Before leaving Sydney, Dr Fenech Adami had a courtesy call by the Premier of New South Wales, Nathan Rees. The President called on the Governor of New South Wales Marie Bashir, at the Government House where he was then hosted to luncheon. A community reception to which some 500 Maltese in New South Wales were present was held at Le Montage.

Today, President and Mrs and Fenech Adami will be visiting the wildlife section of Dreamworld at the Gold Coast, the beachside observation deck and the tallest residential tower in the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise.

The President and Mrs Fenech Adami leave Australia early tomorrow, arriving here on Sunday.

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