ALDA is close to Tunisian people: Isolated acts of terrorism will not hinder the progress towards democracy and development
Statement of Alessandro Perelli, Vice President of ALDA and Coordinator of the Working Group on Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation
We are extremely close and in solidarity with Tunisian people, seriously affected by the terroristic attack at the Bardo Museum, which caused more than 20 victims.
Tunisia was the first country actively involved in the so-called Arab Spring, and the only country which succeeded so far in establishing democratic constitutional rules and a Governmental change through the elections, with full institutional legitimation. Probably because of this reason, it became a target for those who want to hinder this process and the reforms of freedom, protection of civil rights and equality, and freedom of religion, that Tunisian people and Parliament freely want to set up.
ALDA, together with the Tunisian associations and local authorities, remains committed to the promotion of democratic rights and values, furthermore motivated by the reaction of the last few hours to the suffered attack: a brave and solid answer, which reaffirms the common desire to go on, without hesitation and rejecting the threats of terrorism.
We will keep moving along our path, and confirm our objective of opening our first Local Democracy Agency in the Mediterranean Africa in Tunisia.