MEP Ilhan Kyuchyuk, member of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF), was elected Co-President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) at its 42nd congress, held in Dublin, from June 2 to 4, the MRF said in a press release on Saturday.
In his acceptance speech Kyuchyuk declared “We want to thank you for your vote of confidence. Part of what makes the ALDE family so great is how we always put our differences aside and manage focus on what matters. This is why we deliver. If the last two years have taught us anything is that we cannot take anything for granted: our democracy, our freedom, our way of life. We have to defend it. That is the spirit of ALDE. And that spirit, it moves forward because of you. It moves forward because after two years of incredible difficulty, have prevailed. Thank you so much. We look forward to seeing you in Stockholm next year.”
The congress discussed the challenges for the EU and Europe’s priorities before the next European elections, Europe’s future, energy supplies, war in Ukraine, and path towards peace.
During the closing ceremony of the Congress the first edition of the Hans van Baalen Medal Award was also celebrated. The first to receive this award was President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his party, Sluha Narodu.
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