President Ferrero-Waldner inaugurates the permanent headquarters
On 3 May 2012, the EU-LAC Foundation’s President, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, inaugurated the EU-LAC Foundation’s permanent offices. The event took place on the occasion of the session of the EuroLat Parliamentary Assembly’s Executive Bureau in Hamburg on 3 and 4 May 2012. The Foundation was especially honoured to welcome the First Mayor of Hamburg, Mr Olaf Scholz, to the event.
After a brief welcome from the EU-LAC Foundation’s Executive Director, Ambassador Jorge Valdez, President Ferrero-Waldner opened the celebration. She thanked the City of Hamburg for its continuous support in building up its headquarters. In addition, she emphasised the importance of parliamentarians’ support to the Foundation. She also reiterated that in a period of global economic crisis, both regions must stand together in jointly addressing the challenges of the global panorama.
First Mayor Olaf Scholz took the opportunity to reiterate the City’s support to the EU-LAC Foundation.