On the occasion of the Official Closing Ceremony of the 18th Homeland & Global Security Forum, held in Brussels (Belgium), in October 2016, Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron, Honorary Chairman & Founder of the Crans Montana Forum and H.E. Mr. Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, presented the Prix de la Fondation 2016 to H.E. Mr. Ely Vall, Former President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and to Father Mussie Zerai, Chairman of the Habeshia Association, committed to rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron underlined the symbolism of this prestigious prize, which has awarded, since 1989, the most important modern initiators of Peace, Freedom and Human Dignity.

In the framework of this Ceremony, Mr. Gilles Pargneaux, Member of the European Parliament, Mrs. Oumou Sall Seck, Mayor of the city of Goundam in Mali and Mr. Bader O. Malallah, Director General of the Arab Planning Institute in Kuwait were also awarded.

They received the Gold Medal in order to celebrate their close links with the Crans Montana Forum and to reiterate the Forum’s support towards their commitment to build a more Humane and Impartial World.

The Ceremony ended with the nomination of the last 2016 New Leaders for Tomorrow.