Mrs. Rocio Guijarro
President of RELIAL
28 November 2016
Dear Mrs. Guijarro,
As you know the ALDE group in the European Parliament sent a delegation to the Congress of the Red Liberal para America Latina (RELIAL) that took place from 13 to 15 October 2016 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia and where you were elected new President of RELIAL. The delegation was composed by ALDE Vice President Izaskun Bilbao Barandica and Mrs. Maria Teresa Gimenez Barbat. 
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you for this election and wish you a lot of success. 
The European Union-Latin America relation is full of challenges, starting with the critical situation in Venezuela, the peace process in Colombia, The EU-Mercosur negotiations and the new relations with Cuba, among others. ALDE group closely follows the events in Latin America and engages in support of democracy, rule of law and prosperity on this continent. The cooperation between RELIAL and ALDE that has started years ago is at the core of our engagement.
 I look forward to continue collaborating with you and RELIAL.
Yours sincerely,

Guy Verhofstadt
President of the Alliance and Democrats for Europe in the European Parliament (ALDE)