Dear Mayors, dear Governors, dear friends,
Thank you for joining me today, and for your commitment and leadership.
Cities are in my blood. I was born and raised in Lisbon, and throughout my political career, I was active on the municipal council in the city of Fundão, which I led for a few years.
“All politics is local,” as the saying goes. Mayors have enormous influence in the politics of their countries. You are a positive and growing force on the global stage.
Welcome to the United Nations.