Launching of book "Malta - Pachino, una storia in comune"

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The Mayor of Xewkija, Paul Azzopardi, was a special guest at the inauguration of a book entitled Malta-Pachino, una storia in comune in a first step towards the twinning of Xewkija with Pachino in Sicily. The book by Dr Arnold Cassola and Dr Dilvio Aliffi speaks about the first Maltese families who set up the city of Pachino. Through research done by Dr Ray Bondin it seems that most of those families came from Xewkija.


The Mayor of Xewkija during the seminar held in Pachino, stated that the city were very eager to establish these links with the families of Pachino who originated from Xewkija. The Mayor of Pachino, Dr Paolo Bonaiuto, also expressed his satisfaction and stated that on the 1st of March he will make his first official visit. The two Mayors exchanged gifts. Dr Arnold Cassola and Dr Silvio Aliffi spoken about the research they made that led to the publication of the book. The seminar, which was well attended, was closed by Dr Ray Bondin who spoke about his research that links the two cities.


Later on, on Saturday 1st March 2014, the book was officially launched in Malta in the presence of Minister of Gozo Hon. Dr. Anton Refalo, the Mayor of Pachino Dr. Paolo Bonaiuto and the Mayor of Xewkija Mr. Paul Azzopardi.  Below are the photos of the event held in Malta.

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