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Regional Workshop on Democratic Transitions in Asia - Opening Remarks of Secretary-General

SPEECH DELIVERED:
22 March 2016
Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia

The Mongolian Government hosted a seminar on “Democratic Transitions in Asia: Lessons Learned from Transitional Elections" on 21-22 March 2016.

The seminar hosted participants from 10 Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Timor Leste, who shared their first-hand experiences of different types of transitions.

About the Speaker

Secretary-General
Yves Leterme

Prior to International IDEA, Yves Leterme served as Prime Minister of Belgium from 2007 to 2011. Belgium held the Presidency of the European Union during Leterme’s tenure as Prime Minister. He then served as Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for OECD in Paris until 2014.