Conference on Egypt and Tunesia

The objective of this conference was to provide speakers from the region, who have first hand knowledge of the developments taking place in the two countries, a platform to inform a Danish audience made up of Members of Parliament, members of political parties, academics, representatives from civil society and the media. The information and the dialogue formed part of the background for how different groups in Danish society engage with the process of democratisation in Egypt and Tunisia, including how best we can support the aspirations of these countries’ citizens.

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Conference 26 May 2011. Photo by DIPD/Thorkild Jensen

The Minister for Development Cooperation, Mr Søren Pind,  opened the conference (download speech in PDF), followed by presentations from four speakers. Each speaker presented their different perspectives and assessments of the events unfolding in the two countries.