Tomicah Tillemann, senior advisor for civil society and emerging democracies to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is scheduled to visit Slovakia on Wednesday, August 24, the SITA newswire reported, citing the US Embassy in Bratislava. Tillemann is scheduled to meet representatives of the Slovak Foreign Ministry. One of the topics they discuss should be Slovakia's role as a patron country for supervising the democratisation process in Tunisia. Slovakia and the Netherlands lead the working group established to support the process of transition to democracy in the country. The United States is a member of the Task Force for Tunisia as well.
Tillemann will also hold talks with government representatives and NGOs. They will discuss Slovakia's experience of building democratic institutions and the application of this experience in other countries. She will also introduce the Democracy Mentorship Initiative project within which people from Slovakia who played a major role in the process of democratisation can share their experiences with transition countries.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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23. Aug 2011 at 14:00