President George Berra, accompanied by his wife Miriam Bella, left Malta early this morning for the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK, the Ministry of Information said Wednesday.
Vera’s departure from Malta is set to pave the way for the signing of the IVF bill. Professor Frank Vezina, Acting President of Malta.
Vera refused to put her name on the bill and was asked if it would be “signed” but did not disclose by whom.
According to the constitution, the president must sign the bill without delay, but three weeks have passed since Congress approved the law.
During their engagement in Birmingham, the President and First Lady will meet with 29 athletes representing Malta and will also participate in training sessions for Maltese athletes.
During their four-day visit to the UK, the President and First Lady will visit a hospital in Oxford where Maltese patients are being treated.
Their engagement will continue in London, where they will visit patients and their relatives in the Poutine Cares Foundation apartments and spend time with the Franciscan Sisters. In London, President Vera will also meet with a Maltese consultant who works professionally at a hospital.
President and Lady Vera return to Malta on Sunday evening 31stst Monday 1st Julyst August.
https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-07-27/local-news/President-to-attend-Commonwealth-Games-opening-ceremony-in-Birmingham-visit-Maltese-patients-6736244775 UPDATE: President Goes to Birmingham and IVF Act to be Signed by Acting President