Spotlight: Delegate Interview

By Silvana Karamoko

Tell me a little bit about yourself.

My name is Hannah Lou. I am 15 years old and French of Romanian origin. I live in Paris, and I attend the International Bilingual School. I am trilingual so I speak French, English and Romanian. My parents have always encouraged me to learn the maximum in order to be able to open myself more easily to the world.

Why did you come to YMGE, and what do you think this trip will bring you?

All my life I loved talking to have the power to change things with simple sentences. Moreover the city of Budapest is beautiful; it is very important to travel to discover new culture and new person. I had never debated in English so it seemed like the right moment.

How do you feel about representing Jānis Dūklavs, the Latvian Minister of Food and Agriculture?

First of all, Latvia is very close to Romania so I am pleased to represent this country in a certain way. Minister Janis Duklavs' position is very important because it affects food and agriculture which are areas very important that determines the situation of the population. I just think it's important to respect the ideas that Janis Duklavs is trying to convey and try to listen to everyone's ideas in a vote, for example. come naturally to me or I discuss with other members to agree and try to have the best possible solution.

How do you think you can bring new ideas and proposal on the subject of agriculture and food in Lithuania?

I just think it's important to respect the ideas that Janis Duklavs is trying to convey and that you have to try to listen to everyone's ideas in a vote, for example. ideas come naturally to me or I discuss with other members to agree and try to have the best possible solution.

Did you need to prepare intensively for YMGE?

Since this was my first year, I was a little nervous so I tried to prepare myself a minimum but it was especially during the debate classes more presidents we really put our trust in explaining that the YMGE's goal is to exchange ideas with others. Plus I was reassured of the first debate.

Do you plan to return to Budapest for YMGE?

Budapest is an incredible city filled with culture and history. Everything is beautiful including the bridge of freedom which has a lovely architecture. People have welcomed us very well. So obviously I will come back.

Did you have time to visit the city of Budapest?

I was scared with this busy schedule which is complicated to visit the city but finally not at all thanks to the perfect organization of my teachers we could discover the city of Budapest as well as these magnificent buildings. I am really happy to know more about this city.

What would have been your other choice of committee?

Honestly I do not see myself in another council people are so nice, the subject really touches me more we respect all our different ideas. But the council of education would have pleased me because I think that education is something important and that it should be given to anyone regardless of their situation.

Do you think that Latvia have serious issues on agriculture and food ?

Evidently that Latvia has problems but which countries do not have, Latvia needs time but I am sure that the problems she has can solve it quickly with maybe more organization on the part from the ministry.