Democracy Council President Visits Tripoli, Libya
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LOS ANGELES, 25 July 2004 – The Democracy Council announced today that James Prince returned from a fact-finding trip to Tripoli, Libya. The purpose of the trip was to research recent reform efforts by the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, and to discuss the possibility of initiating a Democracy Council project in Libya.
“Recent political movements provide an opportunity for the international community to begin to engage Libya in constructive dialogues and to explore ways to assist Tripoli’s reform efforts,” said Prince, president of the Democracy Council.
In 2003, the Democracy Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting economic development and good governance in emerging countries, began to examine ways to assist the Libyans in promoting market reform and enhancing transparency. Along these lines, the Democracy Council sought and received a license from the US Treasury Office of Foreign Assets, to pursue projects aimed at enhancing economic development and reform in Libya.