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George Vella


Dr George Vella (PL, Malta) was born in 1942. He is married and has three children. He has been a doctor by profession since 1964.

He was elected as a member of the Maltese parliament in 1978 and headed Malta's delegation at the local and regional authorities conference in the Council of Europe. He was also a substitute member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and of the Council's commission for the relations with the European Parliament.

Between 1996 and 1998 Dr George Vella was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs. In April 1997 he was appointed honorary President of the second Euro-Med Conference which was held in Malta. As Malta's Foreign Minister, Dr Vella made official visits to China, Italy, Belgium, Tunisia, Austria, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Greece, Germany and Egypt.

He represented the Malta Labour Party at various meetings of the OSCE, IPU and Socialst International. Dr Vella was also the Malta Labour Party's substitute member at the Convention for the Future of Europe. Today he is the Malta Labour Party's main spokesperson on European Affairs.

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