Muscat spends Christmas Eve in Bethlehem

Malta Representative Office in Ramallah, Palestine

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat spent Christmas Eve in Bethlehem, after receiving an invitation by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

In a statement, the Office of the Prime Minister explained how Muscat, accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion Carmelo Abela, paid an official visit to Palestine upon an official invitation by President Abbas.

During his stay in Bethlehem, Muscat held separate meetings with President Abbas and with the Palestine Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh.

The Prime Minister was also invited to attend the Christmas Midnight Mass in the Church of Nativity together with dignitaries from across the world.