23 May, 2018

ALDE PAC: enhancing regional cooperation

The annual conference of the ALDE Group with Pacific, African and Caribbean countries (ALDE PAC) took place in Kigali, Rwanda from 18 to 20 May.

A delegation of ALDE Group Member of the European Parliament, led by Guy Verhofstadt, discussed with other liberal parliamentarians about a set of recommendations to strengthen cooperation in various initiatives between European and African countries.

In his opening remarks addressing the conference participants, Verhofstadt said: "At the beginning of my career, I was very much a nerd of figures. The atrocities of 1994 in Rwanda made clear to me that the core of politics is not the numbers, but the ethical issues, the questions of identity, of multiculturalism, of peaceful coexistence with one another. These values have and will always be the core of my political engagement!"

Rwanda will always have a special place in my mind and even more in my heart. The horrific events of 1994 have changed my view on the world, on politics, on life itself. #ALDEPAC pic.twitter.com/OHwHDPbrFj


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