Date(s) from 29/03/2017 to 29/03/2017
Delegations of Mayors and local administrators visited the Congress during its 2017 March session. The Delegations were received by the Congress’ President, Mr. Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, by the General Secretary, Mr. Andreas Kiefer, by the permanent Committees’ Presidents and by the Spokesperson of the Congress for the Southern Mediterranean Partnerships, Mr. Piero Fassino. The purpose of this meeting was to launch a structured cooperation between the Congress and the two Countries’ visiting Cities and Regions towards the signature of the “Partnership for local democracy”
At the end of these meetings, Mr. Fassino declared: “Strengthening local democracy in the Mediterranean Countries may effectively contribute to the whole Region stabilization. The announced local elections in Tunisia, by the end of 2017, and the process of regionalization, in Morocco, represent important democratic milestones and our Congress is ready to support such paths by providing training, cooperation and assistance. We wish this strong collaboration will soon lead to the signature of the Partnership agreements with Morocco and Tunisia."