Received by Head of State Bujar Nishani, Fra’ Matthew Festing met the country’s leading authorities
It was 1994 when the Sovereign Order of Malta and Albania established bilateral diplomatic relations. The next year Malteser Albania, the Order’s volunteer corps, started working in the country. Fra’ Matthew Festing’s official visit to the Land of the Eagles was thus prompted by two twentieth anniversaries.
After the welcoming ceremony on the morning of 19 January, the President of the Republic of Albania Bujar Nishanied and Grand Master Fra’ Matthew Festing stayed for talks and later participated in a bilateral meeting extended to the respective delegations.