Unfortunately, I cannot be here with you in person today, but I am sending a big hug and at the same time a word of appreciation.
Appreciation for the four years of work, for the capacity to dream, to achieve comprehensiveness, of ecumenism that Algfuturo, under the leadership of José Vitorino, knew how to fulfill in a particularly important region and at such a time in which the challenges are many.
Challenges of decentralization, of development, social justice, of increase in exports, of tourism incentive, of reception and acceptance of ideas which come from outside, from all over the world. While I am not able to be with you in person today, I know of the significance of this day, and wish to express citizen trust, and last but not least the trust of the President of Portugal. Thank you!
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
(4th ALGFUTURO anniversary)