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Sunday September 30, 2012

Presidents of Uruguay, Tunisia Will Meet in Lima to Discuss New Democracies

Presidents of Uruguay, Tunisia Will Meet in Lima to Discuss New Democracies

Photo: President Jose Mujica

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The president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, and his Tunisian counterpart, Moncef Marzouki, will present next Monday in Lima their experiences in applying the democratic system and the challenges still to be dealt with in their respective countries, the official Andina agency said Saturday.

Mujica and Marzouki will take advantage of their participation in the 3rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of Latin America and Arab Countries, or ASPA, to be held Monday and Tuesday in the Peruvian capital, “in order to exchange views about making the transition to democracy which many nations of the world are now going through.”

The meeting will take place during a seminar organized by Idea International, whose head of mission in Peru, Percy Medina, told Andina that it will be a valuable opportunity, since Tunisia sparked the so-called “Arab spring.”

“We’ll find many things in common, since the challenges of building democracy are very similar - the idea is to share experiences and reflect on what we learn,” he said.