Amr Moussa: The Arab Spring is mainly caused by the absence of good governance
Commenting on the Arab ministerial meeting in Kuwait, Mr. Amr Moussa said that the challenges and threats facing the countries of the Arab world today are many, great and dangerous. Moussa added, during an intervention with Saudi 24 channel, that this extraordinary meeting was needed so that Arab officials could sit down to talk together, and if there were different points of view, they could work to reconcile them, such as the issue of defining common Arab priorities in the face of the dangers that surround the Arabs.
On the other hand, Moussa continued, saying that there is a great dispersion in the Arab world, and there is a difference of priorities; Some Arab countries see danger from a regional country, and others see danger from another country! Consequently, the Arab national security itself, which the Arabs have long talked about, has become controversial; It requires returning to agree on priorities and risks, not just the traditional risks that we have faced and are still facing. Moussa gave an example of the Palestinian issue, whose importance and priority cannot be denied, regardless of other priorities that have their own logic, and that it remains a central issue for the Arab peoples. Moussa emphasized that the traditional problems differed in priorities.It requires meetings, not one; It is not required to be public or comprehensive, but what is required is a set of meetings and committees to discuss Arab concerns and issues of joint cooperation and formulate a common vision and approach to Arab national security and the elements of its threat and strength.
Moussa explained that there are major problems that follow, which go beyond the traditional political and security problems to existential problems. Such as the problems of climate change and epidemics that impose regional and Arab cooperation. He stressed that there are foundations from which we can re-start and coordinate among ourselves in the face of epidemics and others, climate change and its real dangerous effects, which are beginning to become clear even to the ordinary citizen.
Amr Moussa stressed that the Arab League is a real necessity for the Arab countries, and that it is not right for us to give up on it as Arabs, and if we want to build a new building, we must start building it before we think about replacing the Arab League. Moussa added that he believes that we should follow the example of international researchers who study the fate of the United Nations, which is under great attack because of its failure in more than one field. However, research centers and political centers operating at the international level are unanimously agreed that the United Nations needs to renew and reconsider its performance, not its existence! And that this is what the Arab nation needs as it looks to the fate of its university.
Amr Moussa added that the umbrella of the League must be supported, at a time when Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that more than half of the contributions of member states do not come, and that there is a kind of lack of interest in the League and the prevention of important funding for it to be active, move and work! He said that he hopes that these behind-the-scenes meetings and consultations will push the members’ contributions and states’ obligations towards the League so that it can work for the sake of renewing its youth and serving Arab issues as an independent figure based on the establishment of Arab solidarity and Arab integration, as well as the maintenance of Arab security.He continued by saying that Arab security itself has become question marks today. What is meant by it? And who is threatening us? Is it one, two or more? Who threatens our security in the traditional sense? Who threatens our security in the evolving sense? Where is the Arabic subtraction? Where is the Arab participation in drawing the new picture of the world with the presence of new active regions and new areas of tension, and there are many countries in the world that contribute to the discussion about the future of the world and its political system, and we must contribute to that.
Mr. Amr Moussa stressed the need for regimes and Arab countries to understand that good governance is the key, because its absence is the main reason that enabled the occurrence of the so-called Arab Spring; During which well-known foreign international interventions took place from countries that talked about creative chaos, the new Middle East and the wider Middle East! But the urgent question is, if the people were convinced that they had good judgment, would these foreign interventions have succeeded in achieving what they reached? of course no.
Musa defined good governance, saying that it means the rule of law and the constitution, it means giving people hope for a better future by fighting poverty and backwardness, achieving progress and spreading comfort among people, and that there is a difference between the atmosphere of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries! And the ruling that addresses the concerns of the citizen with real projects, not just speeches and slogans, is the beginning of calm and stability for the Arab peoples. Moussa directed his words to the new generations, calling on them not to disbelieve in Arab nationalism, which has proven its existence among peoples who saw what was happening in a village in southern Tunisia in the Maghreb as diseases that belonged to them as well. The whole Arab.
Mr. Amr Moussa concluded his statements by saying that the Iranian regional policy, as we see its impact on a number of Arab countries, is a policy that does not please anyone, and that it is not correct to accept what is happening in Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Iraq, as well as the recent attacks against a number of Arab countries. And that, of course, there are mistakes that must be talked about with the Iranians, and that the Arabs should speak directly without the presence of a mediator. He added that with regard to the Iranian nuclear program, the Arab countries must renew their demand for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in the entire Middle East, and that our countries do not accept any nuclear weapons in the region, and in order to speak logically, this must include the Israeli nuclear force as well. Therefore, the title should change to freeing the Middle East from nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction, whether Iranian or Israeli. We should not accept the Iranian nuclear program, and we are not afraid to talk that there is another nuclear program, the Israeli one, and we are not talking here about Israel in the sense of the opponent or the enemy of Palestine, but we are talking about a state in the region that has a nuclear program that is not consistent with the foundations of the security of the region and what is happening to everyone In this regard