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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -ROMANIA : A STRONG ALLIANCE/ EMIRATELE ARABE UNITE-ROMANIA:O ALIANTA PUTERNICA

United Arab Emirates enter a new era of bright future” declares H.E. Ambassador Yacub Yousif Al Hosani in dialogue with Professor Anton Caragea Ph.D

VICE PRESIDENT, PRIME MINISTER AND RULER OF DUBAI – H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUMUnited Arab Emirates enter a new era of  bright future” declares H.E. Ambassador  Yacub Yousif Al Hosani in dialogue with Professor Anton Caragea Ph.DPresedintele UAE – H.H. SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYAN   

 

  

 United Arab Emirates are celebrating on 2 December the National Day and the 39 year anniversary. How is your Excellency explaining the amazing development of United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) in such a short period of time, United Arab Emirates are enjoying today one of the world highest and sophisticated life standards of living  and also enjoy a powerful economy and democratic society.

 How it was all possible in such a short time? 

United Arab Emirates in there unification action, now 38 year old, have registered achievements that transformed the state and society in order to enter into XXI century with the capacity to face challenges and opportunities of this century and in the same time they wanted to offer a permanent stimulus for their citizens to have more capacity and achievements and to ensure to future generation a decent life and stability. Off course,  the United Arab Emirates came a long way in economic and social  development and we have being able to build a powerful institutional life, with an important degree of openness in society. All this had characterized the development process and the spirit of tolerance , that prevail in every sector of society in U.A.E. Also we have important ingredients:  as a strong spiritual life that enrich the bases of our experience and put our country in a special place , not only in regional level, but also at world level. Indeed United Arab Emirates are undergoing from a long period of time  a process of new development that transformed us in a center for international trade and finance. Also we are living a new parliamentary experience in the true meaning of the word  , that completely correspond to national standard . On the other hand the success obtained at national level would not be possible without the wisdom of our foreign policy that facilitates reaching these goals.

  Transforming Emirates into an economic center of the world would not be possible to explain only by one decision , but as a result of long term plans and efforts. These efforts were not merely economic construction but included infrastructure, quality service, social development, including also human capital development by training and a legislative and judicial environment in accordance with our economic and social global development.

From here results that United  Arab Emirates positioning on world economy map is not temporary or based on an economic conjecture , but is the result of a continuous effort.  In this development process where involved many economic and financial institution that build on solid foundation   that  overcome the economic crisis that is confronting today the world economy. 

What is today situation on United Arab Emirates and what are the future development plans for United Arab Emirates? 

There is no question that U.A.E. have great achievements in the last time, but we are continuing the efforts for future development. From this reason the state is working constant in developing process so that we could face any regional or international fluctuation or event`s . Today we are at the beginning  of a new stage that will aloud our citizens to obtained all the necessary information’s and to have more power to integrate all the citizens in all the institution of the state ( cultural, mass media , economic, education ) in order to better contribute to our nation building . In this anniversary moment of 38 years from our National Foundation Day our hopes regarding our sate are limitless and our government aspiration for his citizens are also without limitation and we are aspiring for a bright future. We shell enter  a new era that reflects ambitious visions and careful planning for future generations under the wise leadership of His Highness President of State and his Vice-President that are fallowing on the footsteps of SHEIKH ZAYED bin SULTAN AL NAHAYAN , the founder and father of United Arab Emirates, Allah grant peace to his soul. 

Your Excellency how you will describe the Romanian- Emirates relationship? 

Our bilateral relations are old and full of diplomatic interactions on different levels. The diplomatic relations begin at 1.08.1989. Also the relations are substantiated by reciprocal high level visits in the last years that contributed to developing friendship and cooperation between our countries. United Arab Emirates are having a high development experience and a high appreciation on world economic organizations and this is making bilateral relations easier. Also because Romania is among European countries interested in regional relations in general and in relations with United Arab Emirates, in special this is important in developing relations in all fields, and in 2008 the total commercial exchange reached 522 million dollars. Doubling this amount in the last five years is by itself a clear indicator on the dynamic that characterized our bilateral relations.

Your Excellency what are your future plans in developing relations between Romania and United Arab Emirates on politic, economic and cultural level? 

  United Arab Emirates by His Highness SHEIKH KHALIFA bin ZAYED AL NAHAYAN directives are programming to develop relations of friendship and mutual beneficial cooperation with Romania and is a shared desire to extend our cooperation prospective on the benefit of our two countries and we will concentrate on ways to consolidate our bilateral relations and ways to increase our exchanges in various fields of activity on the firm intention of satisfying reciprocal interest for the future. The most important is the Mix Ministerial Commission that contributes to development in bilateral cooperation in a practical and coherent way. I hope in the nearest future we will increase our cooperation in mutual benefit to serve our goals and ambition on economic development with a focus on tourism and investments. 

What is your Excellency message for Romanian readers on the occasion of United Arab Emirates National Day?

 United Arab Emirates are an important actor on world economy stage and is world renamed for international tourism as a much appreciated destination as a results of our wise leadership. On this occasion  I  invite our Romanian friends to visit United Arab Emirates and to observe the realizations achieved in this 39 year old road.        

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The article United Arab Emirates enter a new era of  bright future declares H.E. Ambassador  Yacub Yousif Al Hosani in dialogue with Professor Anton Caragea Ph.D            

“Emiratele Arabe Unite intră într-o epocă strălucitoare a viitorului” declară Excelenţa Sa Ambasadorul Yacub Yousif Al Hosani în dialog cu Prof.dr.Anton Caragea

VICE PRESIDENT, PRIME MINISTER AND RULER OF DUBAI – H.H. SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM“Emiratele Arabe Unite intră într-o epocă strălucitoare a viitorului” declară Excelenţa Sa Ambasadorul Yacub Yousif Al Hosani în dialog cu Prof.dr.Anton Presedintele UAE – H.H. SHEIKH KHALIFA BIN ZAYED AL NAHYANCaragea

Emiratele Arabe Unite sărbătoresc pe 2 decembrie Ziua Naţională şi cea de-a 39-a aniversare. După cum explică Excelenţa Sa, această dezvoltare uimitoare într-o perioadă scurtă este firească, Emiratele Arabe Unite se bucură astăzi de unul dintre cele mai înalte şi sofisticate standarde de viaţă dintre ţările lumii, cu o economie puternică şi o societate democratică.

 

 

 

Cum a fost posibil acest lucru într-o perioadă atât de scurtă?

Emiratele Arabe Unite, în demersul de unificare început acum 39 de ani, au înregistrat multe realizări care au putut transforma statul şi societatea, precum şi pe cetăţenii săi, pentru a intra în secolul XXI înarmaţi cu capacitatea de a face faţă provocărilor şi beneficiilor acestui secol. În acelaşi timp, au căutat permanent  să-şi stimuleze cetăţenii  pentru a obţine mai mult şi pentru a întări ceea ce s-a realizat, asigurând astfel generaţiilor viitoare o viaţă decentă şi stabilitate. Desigur, Emiratele Arabe Unite au parcurs un drum lung în ceea ce priveşte dezvoltarea economică şi socială,  însă noi am fost în măsură să construim o viaţă instituţională puternică, cu un grad mare de deschidere către societate. Aceste aspecte care au caracterizat procesul de dezvoltare, susţinute şi de spiritul de toleranţă, au prevalat în toate segmentele societăţii. De asemenea, ca ingredient important, puternica noastră viaţă spirituală ne-a fundamentat şi îmbogăţit experienţa, plasând ţara noastră pe un loc special, nu doar la nivel regional, ci şi la nivelul întregii lumi. Într-adevăr, Emiratele Arabe Unite trăiesc de mai mulţi ani un proces de dezvoltare nouă care a transformat E.A.U. într-un centrul financiar şi comercial internaţional. Pe lângă aceasta, trăim o experienţă parlamentară nouă, în adevăratul sens al cuvântului, care corespunde standardelor internaţionale. Pe de altă parte, succesele obţinute la nivel naţional nu ar fi fost posibile fără o politică externă înţelept promovată de stat, care a facilitat îndeplinirea obiectivelor.

            Transformarea Emiratelor într-un centru  economic global nu a fost posibilă doar prin luarea unei singure decizii, ci este rezultatul planificării pe termen lung şi a eforturilor depuse în mod susţinut. Aceste eforturi nu s-au limitat numai la simple construcţii economice, ci se regăsesc în infrastructură, în calitatea serviciilor, în dezvoltarea socială, incluzând aici şi dezvoltarea resurselor umane prin programe de formare continuă, în crearea unui mediu legislativ şi juridic în acord cu evoluţia economică şi socială atât la nivel naţional, cât şi global. De aici rezultă că poziţia Emiratelor Arabe Unite pe harta economică mondială nu este temporară sau conjuncturală, ci este rezultatul unor eforturi continue. În cadrul acestui proces de dezvoltare au fost antrenate multe instituţii economice şi financiare, care au construit o fundaţie solidă pentru a depăşi criza cu care se confruntă astăzi economia mondială.
Care este situaţia actuală din Emiratele Arabe Unite şi ce planuri de dezvoltare aveţi în viitor?

 Nu există nicio îndoială că E.A.U. au înregistrat mari realizări în ultima perioadă, însă noi ne continuăm eforturile, urmărind permanent să ne dezvoltăm. Statul sprijină constant acest proces de dezvoltare, astfel încât să poată gestiona optim fluctuaţiile regionale şi internaţionale sau orice alte evenimente.

Pentru că ne aflăm la începutul unei noi etape, suntem preocupaţi să asigurăm cetăţenilor noştri accesul la informaţiile necesare pentru a avea mai multă putere în demersul de angrenare a tuturor membrilor societăţii în toate instituţiile statului (culturale, de învăţământ,mass-media, economice etc.), contribuind astfel la construirea naţiunii noastre. În aceste momente, când aniversăm 38 de ani de la fondarea statului, speranţele pentru ţara noastră nu au limite; aspiraţiile guvernului nostru pentru cetăţenii săi, aşteptările noastre pentru un viitor mai luminos sunt, de asemenea, nelimitate. Vom intra într-o eră nouă, care reflectă viziunile ambiţioase şi grija faţă de generaţiile viitoare, sub conducerea înţeleaptă a Alteţei Sale Preşedintele Statului, şi a Vice-Preşedintelui, care păşesc pe urmele Sheikhului Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan, fondatorul şi tatăl Emiratelor Arabe Unite, Allah să-l odihnescă în pace.

 Excelenţa Voastră cum puteţi descrie relaţia dintre România şi Emiratele Arabe Unite?

 Istoria relaţiilor bilaterale este marcată de interacţiuni la diferite niveluri, care au debutat, în plan diplomatic, la 1.08.1989. Relaţiile sunt întărite de vizitele reciproce la nivel înalt efectuate în ultimii  ani, care au contribuit la dezvoltarea prieteniei şi aprofundarea cooperării între cele două ţări. Emiratele Arabe Unite beneficiază de o semnificativă experienţă de dezvoltare, dar şi de o înaltă apreciere venită din partea organizaţiilor economice internaţionale, ceea ce a facilitat relaţionarea dintre cele 2 ţări. Faptul că România este una dintre ţările europene interesate de relaţiile cu ţările din regiune, în general, şi cu Emiratele Arabe. Unite, în special, este importantă dezvoltarea relaţiilor în toate domeniile. De exemplu, în 2008 volumul schimburilor comerciale a ajuns la 522 de milioane de dolari. Dublarea volumului schimburilor comerciale în ultimii cinci ani este un indicator clar al dinamicii care caracterizează relaţiile dintre cele două ţări.

 Excelenţă, care sunt planurile dumneavoastră pentru dezvoltarea relaţiilor dintre România şi Emiratele Arabe Unite în domeniile politic, economic şi cultural?

 Emiratele Arabe Unite, prin directivele Alteţei Sale Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, urmăresc să dezvolte relaţiile de prietenie şi cooperare fructuoasă cu România, împărtăşind dorinţa comună de a extinde perspectivele de cooperare în beneficiul celor două ţări. E.A.U. se vor concentra asupra căilor de consolidare a relaţiilor bilaterale, dar şi asupra modalităţilor de intensificare a schimburilor în diverse domenii de activitate, cu scopul clar exprimat, de satisfacere reciprocă a intereselor. Un rol important revine Comisiei Mixte Ministeriale, care oferă cadrul instituţional necesar dezvoltării cooperării bilaterale într-un mod practic şi coerent. Sper ca în perioada următoare să extindem cooperarea –  în beneficiul ambelor ţări – şi asupra altor domenii de activitate, precum turismul şi investiţiile.

 Care este mesajul Excelenţei Voastre pentru cititorii noştri, cu ocazia Zilei Naţionale a Emiratelor Arabe Unite?

 Ţara noastră a devenit un actor important pe scena economică mondială şi, totodată, este renumită şi pe harta turismului internaţional ca o destinaţie foarte apreciată, toate aceastea datorându-se conducerii noastre înţelepte. Cu această ocazie îi invit pe prietenii noştri români să viziteze Emiratele Arabe Unite şi să observe realizările obţinute în timpul celor de 39 ani.

 

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G-20 A Colossal Madhouse and Failure by Fidel Castro

A Colossal Madhouse. This is what the G-20 meeting that started yesterday in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea, has been turned into. Many readers, saturated with acronyms, may wonder: What is the G-20? This is one of the many miscreations concocted by the most powerful empire and its allies, who also created the G-7: the United States, Japan, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Canada. Later on they decided to admit Russia in a club that was then called the G-8. Afterwards they condescended to admit 5 important emerging countries: China, India, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. Then the group membership increased after the inclusion of the member countries of the OECD –another acronym-, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development: Australia, the Republic of Korea and Turkey. The group was also joined by Saudi Arabia, Argentina and Indonesia, and they all summed up 19. The twentieth member of the G-20 was no other than the European Union. As from this year, 2010, one country, Spain, holds the peculiar category of “permanent guest.” Another important international high level meeting is taking place almost simultaneously in Japan: the APEC meeting. If patient readers bother to add to the former group the following countries: Malaysia, Brunei, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong,  Taiwan, Papua-New Guinea, Chile, Peru and Vietnam -all of them with a significant trade volume, with coasts washed by the Pacific Ocean waters- the result would be what is called the APEC: the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, and with that the entire jigsaw puzzle is completed. They would only need a map, but a laptop could perfectly provide that. At such international events crucial international economic and financial issues are discussed. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, with decision-making powers when it comes to financial matters, have their own master: the United States. It is important to remember that after the Second World War, the US industry and agriculture remained intact; those in Western Europe were totally destroyed, with the exceptions of Switzerland and Sweden. The USSR had been materially devastated and scored huge material losses that surpassed the figure of 25 million persons. Japan was defeated, in ruins and occupied. Around 80 per cent of the world’s gold reserves were sent to the United States. In a remote, though spacious and comfortable hotel at Bretton Woods, a small community of the US north eastern state of New Hampshire, the Monetary and Financial Conference of the recently created United Nations Organization was held from July 1st to 22 of 1944. The United States was granted the exceptional privilege of turning its paper money into an international hard currency pegged to a gold standard mechanism fixed at 35 US dollars per one Troy ounce of gold. Since the overwhelming majority of countries keep their foreign exchange reserves in the US banks -which is the same as granting a significant loan to the richest country in the world-, the gold pattern mechanism established at least a ceiling for the unrestricted issuance of paper money. This was at least some sort of guarantee on the value of the reserves that countries kept in US banks. Based on that enormous privilege -and for as long as the issuance of paper money was limited by the gold standard mechanism- that powerful country continued to increase its control over the planet’s wealth. The military adventures of the United States in alliance with the former colonial powers, particularly the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and the recently created West Germany, led that country into other military adventures and wars that plunged the monetary system established at Bretton Woods into a crisis. At the time of the genocidal war in Vietnam, a country against which the US was at the verge of using nuclear weapons, the US President took the shameless and unilateral decision of suspending the dollar’s gold pattern. Ever since then, there have been no limits to the issuance of paper money. That privilege was so much overused that the value of the Troy ounce of gold went from 35 dollars to figures way above 1 400 dollars, that is, no less than 40 times the value it kept for 27 years until 1971, when Richard Nixon took such nefarious decision. The worst thing about the present economic crisis that affects the American society today is that former anti-crisis measures applied at different moments in the history of the US imperialist capitalist system have not helped it now to resume its usual pace. The US is wracked by a national debt close to 14 billion dollars -that is, as much as the US GDP- and the fiscal deficit remains unchanged. The sky-rocketing banks bailout loans and interest rates almost equal to zero have hardly decreased unemployment to figures below 10 per cent. The number of households whose houses are being closed out have barely decreased either. Its gigantic defense budgets which are much higher than those of the rest of the world – and what is worse, those devoted to the war- have continued to grow. The US President, who was elected hardly two years ago by one of the traditional parties, has been dealt the biggest defeat ever remembered in the last three fourths of a century. Such a reaction is a combination of frustration and racism. The US economist and writer William K. Black wrote a memorable phrase: “The best way to rob a bank is to own one”. The most reactionary sectors in the United States are sharpening their teeth and have appropriated an idea that would be the antithesis of the one expressed by the Bolsheviks in October of 1917: “All power to the US extreme right.” Seemingly, the US government, with its traditional anti-crisis measures, resorted to another desperate decision: the Federal Reserve announced it would buy 600 billion US dollars before the G-20 meeting. On Wednesday November 10, one of the most important US news agencies reported that “President Obama had arrived in South Korea to attend meetings of the world’s top 20 economic powers.” “Tensions over currencies and trade gaps have simmered ahead of the summit following a decision by the U.S. to flood its sluggish economy with $600 billion in cash that has alarmed leaders around the globe. “Obama has defended the move by the U.S. Federal Reserve.” On November 11, the same agency reported to the world’s public opinion the following: “A strong sense of pessimism shrouded the start of an economic summit of rich and emerging economies Thursday […] with world leaders arriving in Seoul sharply divided over currency and trade policies. “Established in 1999 and raised to summit level two years ago, the G-20 has— encompassing rich nations such as Germany and the U.S. as well as emerging giants such as China and Brazil — has become the centerpiece of international efforts to revive the global economy and prevent future financial meltdowns…” “Failure in Seoul could have severe consequences. The risk is that countries would try to keep their currencies artificially low to give their exporters a competitive edge in global markets. That could lead to a destructive trade war. “Countries might throw up barriers to imports — a repeat of policies that worsened the Great Depression. There are countries, such as the United States, whose top priority would be “to get China to allow its currency rise” against other currencies that would allow for a reduction of the huge trading surplus of the Asian giant with Washington, since it will make Chinese exports to be more expensive and US imports cheaper. “There are those which irate over U.S. Federal Reserve plans to pump $600 billion of new money into the sluggish American economy”. They see this measure as a selfish move to fill markets with dollars, thus devaluing that currency and giving US exporters and unfair price edge. “The G-20 countries […] are finding little common ground on the most vexing problem: What to do about a global economy that depends on huge U.S. trade deficits with China, Germany and Japan?” “Brazil’s president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, warned that the world would go “bankrupt” if rich countries cut back on consumption and tried to export their way to prosperity.” “‘If the rich countries are not consuming and want to grow its economy on exports, the world goes bankrupt because there would be no one to buy. Everybody would like to sell…’” The summit started amid a rather pessimistic ambiance for Obama and the South Korean President Li Myung-bak, “whose negotiators failed to agree on a long-stalled free trade agreement that it was hoped could be reached this week.” “G-20 leaders gathered Thursday evening at Seoul’s grand National Museum of Korea for the dinner that marked the official start of the two-day event.” “Outside, a few thousand protesters rallied against the G-20 and the South Korean government.” Today, Friday 12, the summit concluded with a declaration that contained 20 items and 32 paragraphs. Presumably, the world is not made up only by the 32 countries that belong to the G-20 or only by those which belong to the APEC. The 187 nations that voted in favor of lifting the blockade against Cuba, as opposed to the two that voted against and the two that abstained, make a total of 192. For 160 of them there is no forum whatsoever where they could express a single word about the imperial plundering of their resources or about their urgent economic needs. In Seoul, the United Nations does not even exist. Won’t that honorable institution say a single word about it? In these days European news agencies have been publishing really tragic news about Haiti –where, in only minutes, an earthquake killed around 250 000 persons in January this year. According to reports, the Haitian authorities have warned about the speed with which the cholera epidemic is spreading throughout the city of Gonaives, in the northern part of the island. The Major of that coastal village, Pierreleus Saint-Justin, asserts he has personally buried 31 corpses on Tuesday, and expected to bury another 15. “Others could be dying as we speak”, he added. The report states that as from November 5, 70 corpses have been buried only in the urban area of Gonaives, but there are more people who have died in rural areas nearby the city. According to the report, the situation is becoming catastrophic in Gonaives. The floods caused by hurricane ‘Tomas’ could make the situation to be even worse.” Last Wednesday, the health authorities in Haiti fixed at 643 the number of victims who had died until November 8 in the entire country as a result of the epidemic. The number of persons infected with the cholera virus during the same period amounts to 9 971. Radio stations report that the figures to be released on Friday could include more than 700 deadly casualties. The government asserts now that the disease is taking a serious toll on the population of Port-au-Prince and is threatening the capital outskirts, where more than one million people have been living in tents since the earthquake on January 12. News are reporting today a figure of 796 deaths and a total of 12 303 persons infected. More than 3 million inhabitants are now threatened; many of them live in tents and among the rubble left by the earthquake, without potable water. The main US agency reported yesterday that the first part of the US Fund for the Reconstruction of Haiti was already on the way now, more than seven months after being committed to help rebuilding the country devastated by the earthquake in January. Reportedly, in the next few days, the agency will transfer approximately 120 million dollars –around one tenth of the amount promised- to the Fund for the Reconstruction of Haiti, managed by the World Bank, as was stated by P.J.Crowley, the State Department’s speaker. An assistant of the State Department stated that the money allocated to the Fund would be used to remove the rubble, build houses, grant credits, support and educational reform program to be implemented by the Inter-American Development Bank and support the Haitian government budget. Not a single word has been said about the cholera epidemics, a disease that for years affected many countries in South America and could spread throughout the Caribbean and other parts of our hemisphere.

Fidel Castro Ruz

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