The IDU Executive met in person for the first time since 2019 in Washington D.C. and welcomed new member parties from Cuba (Christian Democratic Party of Cuba), the Czech Republic (TOP09), and Ivory Coast (Christian Democratic Party). All parties were unanimously accepted into the IDU’s Global Alliance of the Centre-Right.
Furthermore, the IDU Executive adopted a resolution on the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine. The resolution condemns the Putin regime as a state sponsor of terrorism and as a state which uses the means of terrorism as stated by the European Parliament and other national parliaments. Furthermore, the IDU supports the admission of Finland and Sweden into NATO.
The Georgia resolution adopted condemns the inhumane treatment in prison of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. The IDU calls for his safe and immediate humanitarian transfer to another country for proper medical treatment.
In the resolution on the situation in Lebanon the IDU condemns the Hezbollah militia operating as a political player and a military organization in Lebanon and the MENA region The tactics of this terrorist organization make it impossible to form an orderly government and have plunged the country further into the economic and social abyss. The IDU calls for the implementation of increased sanctions on Hezbollah and its allies for their role in the destabilization of Lebanon’s security and the region, also for the imposition of new sanctions on corrupt politicians in Lebanon under the jurisdiction of the Global Magnitsky Act.