Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister Titus Corlatean will attend the works of the World Forum for Democracy organised by the Council of Europe under the auspices of the French President on Monday.
Corlatean will deliver an address to the conference debating the topic Democracy: A Universal Value? and will speak to the working lunch on Democracy After the Arab Spring, the Foreign Ministry said in a release to Agerpres.
The Romanian minister is scheduled to meet Secretary-General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland, the president of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Jean-Claude Mignon, the European Commission president for Democracy by Law (Venice Commission), Gianni Buquicchio, French Minister-delegate for European Affairs Bernard Cazeneuve and the PACE political group leaders (the Socialist Group SOC, the European People’s Party EPP, the Alliance of the Liberals and Democrats in Europe).
The World Forum for Democracy will be held on Oct. 5-11 on a common initiative of the Council of Europe and Strasbourg municipality. The Forum, the first of its kind organised by the Council of Europe, is devised to be an annual framework for the dialogue between various society environments on topics relating the perception of the democratic processes and phenomena. The event seeks to be an impact one, with a high-level representation, from various regions of the globe, an event similar to the Davos World Economic Forum or the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, the release said.