A workshop titled The Role of the Youth in Arab Liberal Parties and organized by the Network of Arab Liberals (NAL) in cooperation with the National Liberal Party (NLP) of Lebanon and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty (FNF) is underway in Beirut. Delegates from NAL member parties discussed the challenges and strategies of enhancing the role of liberal youth organizations in their parties. Presenting best practices from Germany were Armin Reinartz, leading member of Junge Liberale (Julis) and Helmut Metzner. The Beirut meeting will wrap up on Tuesday with the NAL General Assembly which is also tasked to elect a new leadership for the regional liberal network.
*The guests from Northern Africa called me Mr. Helmut. Of course I do know what my name is: Helmut Metzner.