2013 (EN)

At a solemn ceremony, which took place in Marseille at the Regional Headquarters, President Michele Capasso presented the Mediterranean Award for Institutions to the President of the PACA Region Michele Vauzelle.
Those present at the ceremony included Minister Plenipotentiary Stefano Queirolo Palmas (Central Deputy Director of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Leila Shahid (Palestinian Ambassador to the European Union), Aliki Moschis (Member of the Anna Lindh Foundation Consultative Committee), Lamia Radi (Cultural Director of Cooperation of MfA-Morocco and member of the Anna Lindh Foundaton Consultative Committee), Paolo Segala (ALF Italian Network), the Director General of the General Union for Cultural Centers of Gaza Yousri Darwish and representatives of national networks of the ALF.
“This acknowledgement – declared President Capasso – is in recognition of the Michel Vauzelle having dedicated his life to dialogue and cooperation in the Mediterranean. The founding of the “Villa Méditerranée” is further proof of his dedication to the common good, as well as his cultural, political and social commitment to promoting partnership among the two shores”.
President Vauselle was moved as he expressed his gratitude emphasizing the importance of the Award he had received, which coincided with events – such as the Anna Lindh Forum, the meeting of young representatives from cities and youth movements in the Mediterranean and the first Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean. These events crown the achievements of the PACA Region and President Vauzelle’s own dedication to Euro-Mediterranean partnership.

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