A new president for the Leman Council

January 2016

A new president for the Leman Council

On 3 December 2015, Jacques Melly, the President of the Conseil d'Etat of the Canton of Valais, handed over the presidency of the Leman Council to Virginie Duby-Muller, Vice-President in charge of cooperation and cross-border affairs of the Haute-Savoie Conseil Départemental, who is also Vice-President of the MOT.

She will hold the presidency for a period of two years. "It is vital – in a national and international context that is sometimes marked by tensions and rising nationalism – to increase our populations' knowledge of one another and to help bring them closer together at all levels. That is why I will prioritise actions to support youth and culture. I am convinced that by involving young people in collaborative cross-border projects, the populations of the future will invest more in this territory and its challenges and needs, and thus contribute to its harmonious development. Youth and culture are excellent motors for social cohesion," she declared on this occasion.

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