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Greece proposes creating Center for Democracy

Greece plans to create a Center for Democracy to promote the principles of social justice and good governance in the Middle East, Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas informed his British counterpart William Hague during a meeting in London on Thursday, diplomatic sources said.

Droutsas said that the center would aim to promote the principles of democracy and teach visitors about the process of democratization. He added that the center would host politicians from around the world as guest speakers.

The two men discussed at some length about the recent developments in Egypt and other Arab countries.

«It is our immediate neighborhood, so we can offer quite some experience,» Droutsas said ahead of the meeting.

The two men also discussed developments in Cyprus and in the Balkans.

«It is again Greece’s immediate neighborhood, where we have common interest and where I think cooperation would be very strong and very intensive,» said Droutsas.

The Greek foreign minister also met with Ed Miliband, the leader of the Labour Party.