What role should the UK play in promoting democracy?
Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague is in Tunisia, where he is calling for "greater political openness." Is he right to visit the region at this time?
Mr Hague's visit, which began on Tuesday, starts a three-day trip to five countries in northern Africa and the Middle East amid a wave of anti-government protests in the region.
Mr Hague will call "for greater political openness and economic development in the Middle East in the light of recent events in Tunisia and Egypt" and look to strengthen ties in the region, the UK Foreign Office said in a statement.
On Monday night, Mr Hague posted a message on micro-blogging website Twitter, saying: "Heading to Tunisia to meet the new interim government and show UK support for the people of Tunisia and their democratic hopes."
What is your reaction to William Hague's visit? Should the UK be strengthening ties in the region? Should the UK promote democracy abroad? Or should the UK stay out of the affairs of other countries?
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