Interview : Amr Moussa, Former Secretary General of the Arab League
In this short interview, Amr Moussa, Former Secretary General of the Arab League shares his impressions about the MEDays Forum, his vision of Africa-Middle East relations and his hope for appeasement in Lebanon.
As a guest for the second time at the MEDays Forum, Amr Moussa congratulates the MEDays Forum’s management for the very well organised series of meetings: “The diversity of issues and the importance of the participants, especially the speakers do encourage me to state that this Forum is really useful and serious.”
Commenting on South -South cooperation, with regards to Africa and the Arab world, he believes that there are already many synergies between these two regional clusters. “Most of the Arab world people are Africans, from Egypt to Mauritania; the interaction, cooperation and membership of several Arab countries in the African Union means that we are together, we face the same problems, we have the same hopes and aspirations. And it is important for us to be part of the African plan for the future.”
Reflecting on the current situation in the Middle East and more specifically Lebanon given the current crisis following Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s resignation, Amr Moussa warned about “the dangers inherent in such a situation where instability is unneeded” (…) adding that “the situation in Lebanon requires attention and (…) general understand regionally and internationally to spare Lebanon from a being a field for all”.
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