Dec 6, 2011 Ankara

An Indonesian delegation led by Freddy Panggabean from the Policy Analysis and Development Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, visited SAM on December 6, 2011. A round table meeting on “Islam, Democracy and Development” was held between SAM and the Indonesian delegation.

Besides diplomatic officers, scholars specializing in the  East Asia Pacific were also in attendance at the meeting, and the democratization process of Indonesia, the current status of democracy in the country and its problems were discussed along with the relation between democracy and development and current developments in the Middle East. A brief presentation of information on Turkey’s experience with democracy was also provided to the Indonesian delegation.