THE Balearic Minister of Immigration and Cooperation, Encarnacion Pastor, has visited the Balearic houses in Bolivar and La Plata, where she discussed the beginning of the social health programme which the Balearic Government is promoting in this part of Argentina. Sources from the Balearic Government said yesterday that also present at the meeting were the director general of Immigration, Juan Manuel Gomez, the head of the Balearic Foreign Foundation, Maria Angeles Fadon, and professionals in the fields of health and social services from the town. The board of directors of the Balearic house in La Plata, represented by Melchor Rabassa, asked the Minister for an increase in the grant for the upkeep of the headquarters. Afterwards, the delegation travelled to Bolivar, where they were received by members of the local council, other local dignitaries and the President of the Balearic house there, Ines Androver. The Balearic delegation was described as “guests of honour in the town of Bolivar” by a decree which was also delivered to the members of the Balearic house who were also present. Pastor visited the town's installations where she had a meeting with the members and young people of the “Quinta Isla” operation.
According to the Balearic Government sources, the Minister encouraged the young people to keep their Balearic identity.
She then thanked the Argentinian authorities for the help they had given to those who had to abandon their homes.
Before leaving she made a promise to keep promoting projects of cooperation which benefit the whole of society in Bolivar.