Tripoli, 12 October:
Twenty-one senior Libyan officials are to fly to Warsaw tomorrow, Sunday, to take part in a five-day training course . . .[restrict]geared to administering a country in transition.
The officials are from the ministries of foreign affairs, economym defence and labour as well as from other institutions.
The programme has been organised by the Polish foreign ministry in cooperation the Polish Public School of Administration.
Apart from lectures and workshops on the functioning of a democratic state and a market economy, the course is aimed to develop the participants’ skills in communications, conflict management, resolving issues and decision-making.
It also features a interactive computer simulation in which the 21 participants will have to a deal with a fictional state, Acrona, which has just emerged from an armed conflict. It is struggling with political and economic instability as well as an AIDS epidemic, high infant mortality, low levels of education and poor environmental conditions. Their decisions will lead to subsequent stage’s in the fictional state’s development.
The course is intensive and there will not be much time to explore and enjoy Warsaw, although a one-day sightseeing tour has been laid on.
The officials will also meet with Bogdan Borusewicz, the Marshal (the presiding officer) of the Polish upper house of parliament, the Senate. [/restrict]