Municipalities from Libya meets in Trieste: the contribution by Alessandro Perelli, Vice-President of ALDA
On 15 June, Alessandro Perelli, Vice-President of ALDA, participated in the event “Nicosia Initiative” seeing the participation of Libyan municipalities to foster their knowledge about social cooperatives and fisheries sector.
The event, organised by the Regional Council of Friuli Venezia-Giulia and the European Committee of Regions, was held in Trieste (Italy) and consisted in a 3-day activity.
With his contribution to the event, Mr Perelli renewed the commitment to work with the local authorities and civil society organisations of the Mediterranean area, mentioning the cooperation that for long time has been bridging ALDA and the Northern Africa and Mediterranean area: “ALDA is in the front line in the promotion of the European values and local democracy within the countries of the Mediterranean Africa”, he said. “The opening of our latest Local Democracy Agency in Kairouan, Tunisia, and the enlargement of our network including today many partners and members from Morocco and Algeria, witness the commitment of ALDA and the Council of Europe of keeping our cooperation alive and stronger”.
As for the cooperation with Libya in particular, in a meeting with the Mayors of Tripoli and Tobruk, currently representing the two governments operating in Libya, and other administrators from Libyan towns, Mr. Perelli declared: “We are really interested in cooperating with Libyan country, in accordance with the recovery of safety conditions linked to the ongoing European process of institutional settlement, which is also topic of our meeting today. ALDA will move on with the collaboration in the interest of democratic values’ protection and conservation of civil and political rights, as well as peaceful coexistence”.