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Strengthening local authorities in Libya - Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia and ALDA join forces

On 11 July, the region Friuli-Venezia Giulia hosted a meeting in Brussels with mayors from Lybia and representatives of ALDA. In the framework of European Committee of the Regions Nicosia initiative, the objective is to jointly design actions to strengthen local governance and economy, especially in the field of fishing.

"Local authorities are what is holding our country together", stated the Mayor of Sirte during the meeting, pledging for a stronger decentralised cooperation among the municipalities of the country.

The meeting was called upon initiative of Franco Iacop, President of FVG Regional Council, and builds on an extremely successful visit of a Lybic delegation to Trieste and its surrounding municipalities. ALDA has a longlasting copperation of cooperation with the Region, who is also part of the Association’s Governing Board through the presence of Alessandro Perelli, Vice President of ALDA and co-chair of the working group on Euro-Mediterranean cooperation.


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