(Brussels, Belgium, 28 May 2013)

1.    The Third High Level Meeting of the Inter-Regional Dialogue on Democracy was held from 27-28 May 2013 at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. The Meeting, which was hosted by Dr. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, was attended by  Mr. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Mr. Ahmed Saleem, Secretary-General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Ms. Andie Fong-Toy, Deputy Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Ambassador Mr. Hesham Youssef, Senior Adviser to the Secretary General of the League of Arab States (Arab League), Dr. George Mukundi Wachira, Coordinator, African Governance Architecture and Platform, African Union Commission (AU) and Mr. Vidar Helgesen, Secretary-General of International IDEA. The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Mr. Jan Eliasson, was the Keynote Speaker of the Meeting.

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