The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament made a strong commitment to reinforce liberal cooperation together with the African Liberal Network, Liberal International and our sister parties in Africa, Pacific and Caribbean, in order to find solutions to the challenges that our continents are facing.
During a two day conference held in Marrakech, members of the European Parliament, ministers, speakers of national parliaments, parliamentarians and special guests focused their debates on sustainable economic development, prosperity for our citizens and for our future generations, solidarity, peace and security, protection of human rights for all, gender equality and women's empowerment, respect for democratic principles, good governance and the rule of law, climate change and the fight against inequalities.
RENEWPAC, the Renew Europe political family together with our sister parties from Pacific, Africa and Caribbean, has committed to work together with its allies and further develop a tangible and consistent agenda based on shared values and shared political priorities to build a stronger partnership in the interest of our citizens.
Renew Europe MEP, Jan-Christoph Oetjen (FDP, Germany), EU co-President of Renewpac, said:
“Today concludes one of the most important conferences for the liberal family of the year. Africa, being our closest neighbour, deserves our full attention. More so, it is our responsibility to involve ourselves with our liberal partners on the African continent. We owe it to our history, we owe it to our youth, we owe it to ourselves.
In very frank discussions with our liberal partners we decided on a political declaration that puts human rights, youth and rule of law at the center of our partnership. Our liberal family can achieve so much, with the respect for the values at the core of our identity.
The liberal DNA is a European DNA, it is an African DNA. There is no better time than today to strengthen our bond with our African partners.”