On Wednesday, Minister for Economy, EU Funds and Lands Silvio Schembri took to social media to share that he had met with the five Nationalist Party shadow ministers responsible for the sectors within his portfolio.
Schembri welcomed the Opposition speakers into his ministry to discuss the various issues related to the concerned portfolios. In his Facebook post, he wrote: “For our country to continue moving forward, we must work hand in hand and listen to different opinions.”
The Nationalist Party shadow ministers concerned were Ivan J Bartolo, who is responsible for Economy, Digital and Air Malta; Robert Cutajar, who is the Opposition whip and speaker for small businesses and self-employed; Rebekah Cilia responsible for lands and consumer rights; Ivan Castillo for work and industrial relations as well as Bernice Bonello who is the shadow minister for youth and EU funds, joined by Parliamentary Secretary and Labour MP Chris Bonett.
The Minister stated that such meetings are important to ensure a beneficial economy for everyone. Amongst hundreds of others, Rebekah Cilia, Ivan Castillo and others thanked the minister for the invite and highlighted the common claim that working hand in hand is important to ensure a bright future for our country.