Fifth National Dialogue Seminar: "Security, Citizenship and Democratic Transition"
ADF organized its fifth national dialogue seminar: ‘Security, Citizenship, and Democratic Transition’, in cooperation with the Civil Society Forum. Mr. Mohsen Marzouk stressed in his opening speech the importance of the issue of citizen security as (s)he participates in the process of building a democratic system which was called for by protestors on 14 January 2010. He emphasized the fact that security is a key element in a democratic system, and particularly in the transition period experienced by Tunisia. It is a period of political reconstruction which requires responsible and national security based on the many elements that go beyond the narrow concept of security which is a result of traditional security apparatuses.
For his part, Mr. Mohamed Lazhar Akremi, the Ministre délégué auprès du ministre de l'intérieur in charge of reform, stressed in his speech the importance of reforming the image of the police for the citizen, and the readiness of the security bodies for the process of reform to changing ideas and methods, provided that there is a concentration of fully neutral elements in the face of political power who express their commitment to the implementation of laws.
The minister also pointed to the positive image of Tunisia at the international level despite the ongoing protests and unrest which could disable the economic cycle. He called for civil society to emerge from the bottleneck and make the revolution succeed, seeing its important role.