Committee of Ministers' Chairman addresses the Congress

21.03.2013 - Speaking before the Congress of Local and Regional authorities today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Andorra Gilbert Saboya Sunyé, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, underlined the importance for political representatives to demonstrate through vigilance and focused action that they are equal to the challenges facing them. He stressed that this was all the more important in times of crisis and called for particular attention to be given to the protection of democratic processes and social cohesion in the knowledge that these both can be victims of the negative consequences of the economic climate.

In this respect, the Minister highlighted the importance of education for democratic citizenship and human rights - one of the Chairmanship’s priorities, of fighting inequalities and exclusion as well as of promoting ethics and combating corruption.