European Development Days: speech by Mustafa Mohammed Abdul Jalil, Chairman of the National Transitional Council of Libya
End production: 16/12/2011 First transmission: 16/12/2011
On 16 December 2011 in Warsaw, Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, participated in the European Development Days (EDDs) 2011, at the High-Level Panel on Modernising European Development Policy. These EDDs focused on the Arab Spring events of 2011. As Mustafa Mohammed Abdul Jalil, Chairman of the National Transitional Council of Libya, gave a special address.
The fact that this year's event was taking place in Warsaw was particularly pertinent. The key theme of European Development Days was the link between development and democracy. Organized for the first time in a country from Central and Eastern Europe and in the context of the political changes in the Arab World, the 2011 edition brought together key players from both regions. This was an opportunity to discuss the transition experience of Poland and other Central and Eastern Europe countries and also to explore the ways to best use this knowledge in different political environments, such as Arab Countries.
The European Development Days were launched in 2006 as an opportunity for key partners to come together to talk about how to make aid more effective and how to build on European development cooperation.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Soundbite (in ARABIC, with a translation in ENGLISH) by Mustafa Mohammed Abdul Jalil, Chairman of the National Transitional Council of Libya, on the political situation in Libya (2 shots)
||Mustafa Mohammed Abdul Jalil going to sit down in a private meeting room
||Round table with Mustafa Mohammed Abdul Jalil and the press people (2 shots)
||Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development: there is no alternative to the democracy in human rights. And that is the same also for us. To be much more courageous, it is important for this process.
||Andris Piebalgs walking in the hall (2 shots)
||Soundbite (in ARABIC) by a Libyan delegate (2 shots)
||A Libyan delegate going to the stage for the panel (2 shots)
||Cutaways of the panel (4 shots)
||Soundbite (in ENGLISH) by Andris Piebalgs: the most important thing is our freedom, human rights and democracy. That means that “in our state we trust”.
||General view of the event
||Cutaways of the audience (3 shots)
||A panelist speaking
||Another panelist speaking
||View of the panelists on the stage