Former Minister Louis Galea who served during the Fenech Adami years and was Speaker of the House of Representatives and more recently served as Malta’s representative on the European Court of Auditors spoke to Newsbook.com.mt about the 1989 Summit which saw former US President George H. W. Bush and USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Malta.
President Bush whose role was crucial in the Cold War passed away on Friday aged 94.
Galea was interviewed on Follow-Up a radio program aired on RTK 103FM where he said that possibly he was the third person in Fenech Adami’s Cabinet who got to know about this historic summit.
Galea recalled when former Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami had informed him that Bush would be soon visiting Malta in a parliamentary debate in October 1989.
Galea reminisced Fenech Adami looking satisfied explaining that it was only after two years that the Partit Nazzjonalista was elected to office it would be making worldwide headlines with such a positive news.
He further said that personally he was happy that Malta was chosen as the place were the two super powers would discuss peace and bring to an end the Cold War.
Galea explained that once the news of the summit was made public, there were no adverse reactions to it, describing the mood as one of satisfaction across the country.
Read the full report in Maltese here.