Marks Schelker welcomes participants to General Assembly (1997)

This document has been made available in electronic format
by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA)
Dec., 1997
(Source: ICA Review, Vol.90 No.4, 1997, pp. 22)

Markus Schelker Welcomes Participants to General Assembly

I am happy to speak on behalf of Co-op Switzerland and truly happy that
my country has the honour to host this important meeting, four years after
the last one which was hosted in Geneva in 1993.

The ICA constitutes a healthy and strong organisation. It has been affected
by changes and transformations going on around the world. Producing this
meeting, the encounter of cultures here is one of the major tasks of the ICA.

My hope is that this encounter of cultures will be instrumental in preserving
the peace whenever threatened and will create peace where human beings
are longing for it. I wish you all a successful meeting.