ALF statement concerning Afek Tunis congress
6 April 2017
The Arab Liberal Federation congratulates the Party for the helding of its second general congress in a partisan framework characterised by a political positive atmosphere and effective participation from the Party bases to all organisational levels, in an important experiment that we hope to find in all the emerging democratic experiences in the region.
The Union also congratulates Mr. Yassine Ibrahim on his re-election as party chairman and gaining the confidence of the members once again to complete the political path of the prospects of Tunisia, which has become a major political actor not only in the internal arena but also at the regional and international levels.
ALF statement concerning Free Egyptian Party executive leadership statements
The statements made by one of the leaders of the executive bureau of the Free Egyptians Party, concerning ALF are misleading and up to the point of spreading and promoting lies (*). If these statements didn’t show chicanery and bad faith, it proves once more the ignorance of the political structure both domestically or regionally on the Arab level and of course on the international level.
And whether the executives of the Free Egyptians Party believes that their own party is an unknown party, it is an issue that remains up to them. Notwithstanding, it’s so said that the party media secretary is not aware that the Future Movement in Lebanon is the majority party and that it’s leader is the Prime Minister in his country, it is amazing also that they are not realizing that among the ALF members the Tunisian party “Afek Tunis” that two of its members are in the actual government and three as state ministers. As members also, three Moroccan parties which participated in the last government and are currently involved in the formation of the upcoming governmental coalition. That in addition to the Liberal Democratic Party of Sudan and TMM party from Mauritania, the National Liberal Party of Lebanon, the Congress Party of Egypt, the Free Thought Forum from Jordan and the Forum for Democracy from Palestine.
ALF members the Tunisian party “Afek Tunis” that two of his members are in the actual government and three as state ministers. As members also, three Moroccan parties which participated in the last government and are currently involved in the formation of the upcoming governmental coalition. That in addition to the Liberal Democratic Party of Sudan and TMM party from Mauritania, the National Liberal Party of Lebanon, the Congress Party of Egypt, the Free Thought Forum from Jordan and the Forum for Democracy from Palestine.
As for the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, which cited in general in the statements, it is a respectable German institution that worked in Egypt for more than forty years consequently. It worked on education and training of cadres of the official political parties on political systems and general principles. Over these years of its work in Egypt, it carried out formally all its activities and with legitimate entities openly and transparently. On other hand the foundation has official offices in most of the Arab countries with democratic regimes.
Liberal International was also mentioned and qualified by the same politically irresponsible statements. This organisation is a large international organisation, working as umbrella gathering liberal parties in the world.
The ALF hopes that the Free Egyptians Party retrieves the values of liberalism to emphasis the democratic process that the party has begun in since founded, and to uphold the rule of law, respect of human rights in addition to upholding all freedom of opinion and expression values. ALF hopes that the party, so, can regain his role as a political actor in the Egyptian political scene on one hand and on the regional and international level, on the other hand.
(*) These statements made by Media Secretary of the FEP, qualified the ALF members as few in number and unknown parties. It also gave for example the Future Movement in Lebanon and the Free Egyptian Party in Egypt.
Arab Liberal Union, a statement about the events of the Egyptian cathedral
ALF is condemning the dastardly terrorist action that killed dozens of peaceful Egyptian prayers of pure women and innocent children, in the Botroseya Cathedral in Cairo.
Dr. Mahmoud al-Alayli, president of ALF expressed that the Egyptian blood of the martyrs of the armed forces or the police or the Church martyrs is one blood has the same sanctity, and may their souls rest in peace and mercy.
ALF expresses its sincere condolences to the families of martyrs and to all the Egyptians, cause of the these acts of treachery and cowardice. ALF is urging all the countries of the free world and all international institutions to declare a global war which ends by the complete elimination of all who permitted himself to threaten the safety of the peaceful innocent people all over the world and all conspirator under the guise of religion to the shedding the saint blood, prohibited by all religions and customs.
ALF Statement on the Lebanese election
ALF is expressing its appreciation for the political steps taken in Lebanon over the past week, by the election of the president of the republic. That after a period of inertia, which in turn has ended by the designation of the Future Movement leader, Mr. / Saad Hariri, as prime minister. This step will lead to political stability in the Lebanon, and that will be directly reflected in the political and economic future of the state. That will also have a positive impact on the region suffering political and military complications, especially its immediate neighborhood.
On his part, the Federation congratulates the Lebanese citizens who were able to overcome the past difficult phase and wishes a fruitful future to Lebanon and deserved political stability.