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Brussels, 13 August 2010
Message of condolences of President Barroso to Dr. George Abela, President of the Republic of Malta
Message from Mr José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission, to His Excellency Dr. George Abela, President of the Republic of Malta on the passing away of Prof. Guido de Marco, former President of the Republic of Malta:
"Dear Mr President,
The European Commission has learned with great sadness of the passing away yesterday of His Excellency Prof. Guido de Marco, former President of the Republic of Malta.
The Commission and myself will remember him for his pride in being Maltese and his tireless efforts to bring Malta ever closer to the European Union. He was very sharp, dedicated, and pursued Malta's cause through his art of persuasion.
On behalf of the European Commission and myself, I present to You, his family and to all the citizens of Malta, my most sincere condolences.
Please accept, dear Mr President, the assurance of my highest consideration."