During 27-29 June, Yemen Hosts Democratization Leaders [Archives:1999/15/Front Page]

April 12 1999

Preparations are underway for a gathering of political, civic and economic leaders of several democratizing countries, according to the event’s organizer, NDI. “Managing the Twin Transitions: The Politics of Democratic and Economic Reform in Emerging Democracies” is scheduled to take place in Sanaa during 27-29/6/1999. 
Senior officials, political and human rights activists, leading businessmen and other prominent public figures from Benin, Bolivia, El-Salvador, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Macedonia, Malawi, Mali, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, and Yemen will participate. 
Mr. Dwyer Kendall of NDI says that the meetings will discuss shared experiences and challenges, and will formulate common approaches. 
The forum is expected to come out with the following: 
1. A Common Statement identifying shared challenges and potential solutions; 
2. An Action Plan for the group to serve as follow-up on the issues; and 
3. A Summit Report. 
The Yemeni team coordinating the effort with the NDI is headed by Engineer Mohammed Al-Tayyeb, Minister of Labor and Vocational Training. He is a leading member of the ruling PGC party. He has just left for Washington to finalize arrangements with NDI. 
The effort is being financed through contributions from the UNDP, the Government of Japan, the Netherlands, the UK, the US, and Yemen.