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Robert Abela congratulates Pete Buttigieg as he gets confirmed by US Senate

 - International - Feb 3

The US Senate has officially confirmed Pete Buttigieg for secretary of transportation, making him the first openly gay member of a White House cabinet.

Buttigieg has become popular for waving the Maltese in the United States, having a Maltese father and occasionally speaking in the native tongue.

Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela took to Twitter to congratulate Buttigieg, sending his regards from Malta as the Statesman forms part of what Biden calls ‘the most diverse cabinet in US history’.

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