Statement from Jean:
“As one of the people who nominated Malala Yousafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize I’m absolutely delighted she has won it. I met Malala in 2013 in Strasbourg when she won the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for human rights. She is an inspiration to me and to many many around the world.
“As Chair of the European Parliament Delegation to South Asia, which includes Pakistan, I realise the importance of education for girls – and for boys – in Pakistan, but elsewhere too. The right to education is essential in building a better future for us all. Congratulations
to both the winners!”