Maltese- Serbian Community held its anniversary general meeting at the Cavallieri Hotel in St. Julian’s on the 10th of February 2012. On the same occasion, the tenth anniversary of the Orthodox Parish of St. Peter and Paul (Sv. Petar I Pavle) was also celebrated.
Fr. Aleksandar Zerajic and three young priests flew directly from Belgrade to honor the celebration. They interpreted some amazing gospel songs in the English, Russian and Serbian languages and it was a pleasure listening to them!
Approximately 150 members and friends attended the meeting.
Dr. Andrejevic and Ms. Ficur opened the ceremony and presented past achievements and future plans.
Hon. Ambassador of Serbia in Rome Mrs. Ana Hrustanovic (on line), Hon. Ambassador of Malta to Serbia Mr. Norman Rosingnaud and Mr. Chris Fearne, a pediatric surgeon and a rising young politician were amongst the invited guests.
This was the first time in Malta that any of the Serbian diplomat addressed the community at large. The Hon. Ambassador Hrustanovic pledged to give us all the support she can in our mission to improve the image of Serbian people and culture in Malta.
The Hon. Mrs. Hrustanovic later met the Maltese- Serbian Community committee while on a one day working visit to Malta. This showed her determination to keep in contact with us despite her having being heavily engaged in many meetings. During the short meeting we agreed to organize days of Serbian Culture in Malta and her next visit. The preliminary date will be next June. We would also like to celebrate the next Serbian Constitution day here in Malta in 2013.The Hon. Ambassador also pledged her full support in organizing this event and hoped to bring over the President of Serbia, especially for this event.
The committee is therefore asking for people who are willing to help in anyway.
Dr. Andrejevic then presented honorary memberships and certificates of appreciations.
The conference was followed by a reception, an art exhibition called ‘’ Together’’ by artists from Malta and Serbia and unforgettable tunes from a Serbian musician Sasha.