MTorres Foundation presents the memories of Joaquín Gortari
Understanding the political and industrial evolution of Navarra in the last 60 years, as well as valuing the figure of one of its main protagonists, have been the objectives for which the MTorres Foundation has carried out the project of telling the memoirs of Joaquín Gortari, General Secretary of the Provincial Council of Navarra for more than twenty years, who died on January 2, 2019.
On Friday, April 12, Fundación MTorres brought together more than 250 people in the Reyno de Navarra Hall of the Navarra Arena, to present the memoirs of one who dedicated a lifetime to serving our community: Joaquín Gortari Unanua. Promoter together to Félix Huarte, Miguel Javier Urmeneta, and Luis Doria of the First Industrial Plan of Navarra, and was General Secretary of the Provincial Council of Navarra for 23 years, from 1978 to 2001.
It was on May 7, 2016, when the Foundation and Joaquín decided to start the project of collecting his memories during his years of public performance in the then Provincial Council of Navarra and, later, in the same institution already called the Government of Navarre. It was about, through the experiences of Joaquín, being able to understand the future of our Community with the value that the keys and codes in which the leaders of Navarra moved and worked for could contribute.
The number of people gathered on Friday demonstrated the importance of his work and his legacy after so many years serving the institutions.
“Joaquín, gentleman, sir, committed to Navarra, to his family, to his friends”, were the words with which Yolanda Torres, executive vice president of MTorres and director of the MTorres Foundation , presented the work. Together with her, the journalist Marialuz Vicondoa </ strong> was in charge of presenting this book since Joaquín Gortari himself chose her to carry out the project of telling her memories. Also at the presidential table were the former president of the Government of Navarra Juan Cruz Alli, who has written the prologue to these memoirs, and Alejandro Gortari, son of Joaquín.< /p>
The event was also closed by Manuel Torres, and the former Vice President of the Government of Navarra, José Antonio Asiáin. Among the guests were the current Vice President of Economic Development, Manu Ayerdi; and former directors of various political parties such as Lourdes Goicoechea, Aladino Colin, Julián Balduz, Javier Marcotegui, José Ignacio Palacios, Iñaki Cabasés and Juan Ramón Corpas.
The rector of the Public University of Navarra, Alfonso Carlosena, did not miss the meeting either; as well as representatives of the institutional, economic, social, judicial and business world of the Autonomous Community.