Thursday, May 29, 2008

Crans Montana and an Arab AoC

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The next and 19th Annual Crans Montana Forum will take place in Monaco, June 26 to 29, 2008. It will be dedicated to the role of the Mediterranean as the unavoidable crossroads of relations between the EU, Central and South Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.

Among the major topics to be addressed:

Global security in the EU and in the Mediterranean space regional and international Cooperation : the meeting will be co-chaired by Mr. Alain Le Roy Ambassador and Head of the Mission for the Union for the Mediterranean and Mr. Jean-Louis Bruguière High Representative of the European Union(Solana???). (read about his CIA/FBI ties here: the panellists : Mr. Richard Douglas Dep. Assistant Secretary of Defence for Counternarcotics, Counterproliferation and Global Threats, US Department of Defence, USA

- Towards a union for Mediterranean : with the participation of Mr. Abbas El Fassi Prime Minister of Morocco, Mr. Simeon Saxe Cobourg Ghotha Former Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Mr. Didier Reynders Dep. Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Belgium, Mr. Christos Zois Dep. Minister for the Interior, Greece

- Challenges common to the Euro-Mediterranean World and Arab States – building a future in peace and security chaired by Mr. Bernard Savage, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, European Union and Mr. Pascal Chaigneau Dean, Crans Montana Graduate Institute of International Studies, IUHEI, Monaco, with the participation of Mr. Mohamed Elyazghi Minister of State, Morocco, Mr. Abdulraheem Naqi Secretary General, Federation of Gulf Cooperation Council’s Chambers and many other personalities

In the framework of this event, gathering each year
more than 500 decision-makers from all over the World, Forums within the Forum will be organised on the following issues:
- The 3rd Annual Session of the Dialogue of Civilizations under the chairmanship of Mr. Federico Mayor Co-President of the UN High Level Group for the Alliance of Civilizations and Mr. Abdulaziz Altwaijri PRIX DE LA FONDATION, Director General of ISESCO. This year the Forum on the Dialogue of Civilizations will welcome as the Guest of Honour, H.R.H. Prince Turki Al Faisal Al Saud President of the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia.
Website Crans Montana Forum:

Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, May 28, 2008 (EFE via COMTEX) By Carmen Tabar. ).- Spain's King Juan Carlos and Saudi leaders agreed here Wednesday that their respective governments will work together to combat terrorism, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said.

In addition, Spain will support the Saudi initiative to create an international center for that fight...Saudi King Abdullah told his guest that Saudi Arabia is promoting an Islamic Congress that would be the Arab version of the Alliance of Civilizations launched by Spain in partnership with Turkey.Other questions like Lebanon and the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians were also central to the conversations between Juan Carlos and Abdullah."

stay tuned!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amazing! It really looks like more and more that the last part of Daniel's statue will be European/western nations and the Arab nations. Not a pleasant prospect for the tiny nation of Israel.