Appointments in Czech Republic and Finland [2011/10/07]
Appointments in Czech Republic and Finland
I will be on my way to Prague and Helsinki tomorrow.
The main purpose of this trip is to be at the 15th international conference “Forum 2000” that the former President Vacalv Havel and I established together in 1997. This year’s theme is Democracy and the Rule of Law.
In the Asian Panel, Professor Kiichi Fujiwara of the University of Tokyo will be present. At the Sasakawa Peace Foundation Panel, the Foundation’s Chairman and Board of Directors Jiro Hanyu will be present, with Dean Motoshige Ito, Graduate School of the University of Tokyo giving a Keynote Speech.
From the Middle East Forum established in Jordan the year before last, H.R.H. Prince El Hassan bin Talal plans to present a report centering on the Arab Spring at the panel session. We expect the conference to attract keen attention.
In Helsinki, I will attend the 20th anniversary ceremony of Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) established in the University of Helsinki, and visit the National Achieves of Finland.
I plan to return on October 16.
I look forward to give you a report on the proceedings of the conference.