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Centrul de Studii Politice si Diplomatie/ Center for Political Science and Diplomacy

AMBASSADORS WORKING LUNCH ON TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

The Ambassadors Meeting and Working Lunch on Tourism and Hospitality reunited Romanian parliamentarians, representatives of Minister of tourism  and members of the diplomatic corps.

The Working Lunch on Tourism was generously hosted by the Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation (IRICE) and has benefited the presence of the IRICE President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 European Council on Tourism and Trade-World Tourism Institution receives ambassadors for tourism

IRICE President receives  the participants to Working Lunch on Tourism

 

The Diplomatic corps gathering, is taken place on an annual basis and is representing a great opportunity for networking and also for keeping the Embassies informed on what the World Lectures on Sustainable Development Goals Programs will try to achieve during the year and also to provide an outlook for the coming year 2016 in terms of tourism in Europe and Romania.

 The event received a very high representation of accredited diplomatic corps, Romanian parliament representatives, European Tourism Academy, European Council on Tourism and Trade and Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania.

On this occasion Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had officially entrusted insignias and diplomas for the representative of the hospitality industry of Romania and recognized ROYAL HOTELS in Bucharest and Constanta as official diplomatic partners and entrusted the HIGH QUALITY PRIZES for the two hotels.

Ambassador of Venezuela accredited to European Council on Tourism and Trade

 H.E. Victor R. Carazo, Ambassador of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela giving an interview to the National Television

 

Other points of discussions included the update on International and Romanian Tourism trends in 2015 and on the DISCOVER ROMANIA PROGRAM which represents one of the top priorities of the IRICE agenda.

The DISCOVER ROMANIA PROGRAM is destined to highlight for the ambassadors that had endeavour and achieved recognition for their efforts to foster the bilateral relations the beauties of Romania. In the last three years DISCOVER ROMANIA PROGRAM  had offered diplomatic trips to Maramures, Hateg, Retezat, Iasi, Bucovina, Danube Delta and Targoviste to ambassadors from United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Syria, Macedonia, Albania, Qatar, Venezuela, Nigeria etc.

Ambassadors toasting for World Tourism 2016

Official toasting with ROMANIAN DIPLOMATIC WINE FOR 2016

The names of the ambassadors who will be invited for Spring 2016 DISCOVER ROMANIA PROGRAM will be announced in March 2016 and the trip will start in April and will showcase Moldavian beauties, announced IRICE President Anton Caragea.

 The meeting concluded with an introduction of the main activities of the diplomatic calendar for the first quarter of 2016, a presentation on the upcoming February 2016 Romanian Tourism Fair and International Good and Beverage Exhibition – Goodwine May 2016.

More about DISCOVER ROMANIA PROGRAM, with photos and memories of the trips, can be found here:

DIPLOMATIC TRIP TO HATEG – ROMANIA`S HEARTLAND

DIPLOMATIC TRIP TO BUCOVINA

DIPLOMATIC TRIP TO MARAMURES

DIPLOMATIC TRIP TO DANUBE DELTA

DIPLOMATIC TRIP TO IASI

 

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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2012

On 9th of October 2011 in a public séance of the European Union Council on Tourism and Trade gathering, representatives of tourism organizations from EU members country it was debated the list of candidates for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION for 2012.

Professor Dr. Mircea Constantinescu, Director of European Tourism Academy, had presented a report on the last year situation of the Award for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION that was dedicated to United Arab Emirates and it was used accordingly with rules and regulations and have being proving highly efficient in attracting new tourists and investor attentions as United Arab Emirates was the ONLY country in the region that registered an increase in number of visitors despite tensions in the region.

On the debate for WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION  AWARD FOR 2012 professor dr. Anton Caragea , President of European Union Council on Tourism and Trade ( ECTT) presented the report titled : TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO : A SUCCESS STORY IN TOURISM proposing TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO as the winner of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2012.

Among the reasons for awarding WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2012to TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO the report outlined:

   –  Respecting cultural patrimony and traditions in offering to tourists a possibility to participate in impressive paraphernalia festivals such as: Holi, Hosay, Divali, Corpus Christi, Eid Al Fitr and special Tobago Heritage Festival Tobago Fest and Trinidad GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH etc.

Keeping alive spiritual traditions , integrating tourist and visitors in the atmosphere of the islands , offering possibility of an enriching cultural experience are achievements that transform Trinidad and Tobago in a spiritual destination of first hand.

–                      Promoting Trinidad and Tobago environmental protection, especially East Coast natural patrimony of wetlands, beaches and ecological and geographical biodiversity that make Trinidad and Tobago unique in the region. Supporting a new concept of tourism friendly to nature, with low nature impact and preservation of natural biodiversity and protection of endangered species and areas, especially rainforest eco-climate.

–                      Offering to tourists not only cultural experience or relaxation opportunities but also the possibility to explore nature , to contribute to ecological preservation and the opportunity to observed in Tobago the impressive Forest Reserve are model achievements in ecological tourism that must be world appreciated.

–                      The continuous development and protection of cultural and historical patrimony of Trinidad and Tobago, the transformation of Port of Spain in an historical center offering to the visitor a glimpse into rich culture of Trinidad and Tobago and Caribbean heritage.

–                      Offering to the tourist a large area of cultural and ecological impressive programs such as: Wildlife Photography in places such El Tucuche Reserve, Valencia Wildlife Sanctuary, Caroni Bird Sanctuary. Cave exploration(in splendid places such as Gasparee Caves).Cycling, Hiking (Argyle Waterfall –a special destination), Kayaking (Paria bay and Tobago area).

For all this reasons European Union Council on Tourism and Trade decided, unanimously, to award WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2012 TITLE TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO and to declare TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO- FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATIONS in 2012.

It was also presented the Official Invitation, on behalf of Ministry of Tourism of TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO for a delegation of European high ranking official of European Union Council on Tourism and Trade, to present the WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION AWARD in Port of Spain, in person, to His Excellency Minister of Tourism DR. RUPERT GRIFFITH.

Awarding the highest tourism distinction of European Union Council on Tourism and Trade, the invitation for an working visit of high ranking members of European Union Council on Tourism and Trade in TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO are estimated by European tourism experts as a good example of close tourism relations and mutual appreciation   between European Union and Trinidad and Tobago, said at the end of the meeting Professor Anton Caragea, President of European Union Council on Tourism and Trade.

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ALL CHRISTIANS SHOULD STAY BESIDE SYRIA AND PRESIDENT BASHAR AL ASSAD

Ambassador Housam Al-Din Alaa presented credentials to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI as the Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Vatican.

The Pope highlighted in a discourse on this occasion that ”Syria is a place dear and meaningful to Christians, from the origins of the Church. Since the meeting of the Risen Christ on the road to Damascus, Paul became the Apostle of Nations, many great saints who have shaped the religious history of your country.

Many are also archaeological evidence of churches, monasteries, mosaics of the early centuries of the Christian era that connect us to the origins of the Church.”

His Holiness added that ”Syria has traditionally been an example of tolerance, coexistence and harmonious relations between Christians and Muslims, and today’s ecumenical and interfaith relations are good” expressing his hope that friendship between all cultural and religious components of the Nation would continue and expand to the greater good of all, strengthening unity based on justice and solidarity.

The Pope underlined the need for advancing a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.

On his part, Ambassador Alaa spoke of the meanings of Syria’s tolerance, coexistence and harmonious life asserting that the meanings of National Unity has additional value in light of what the region faces of schemes to dismember it, spread confusion and extremism, and destabilize it.

The Ambassador also spoke of the outcomes of last year’s Damascus-convened international conference about the Islamic-Christian Fraternity, which welcomed the call by the Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops for the achievement of just peace in the Middle East, implementation of UN Security Council resolutions, and for the taking of necessary legal measures as to end the Israeli occupation of the Arab Land, rejecting bids to change the demographic situation in the occupied Jerusalem.

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SYRIAN OPPOSITION CONDEMNED BY EUROPEAN UNION FOR UNACCEPTABLE CALLS ON DESTRUCTION OF SYRIA

Millions of Syrians take to the streets in show of support for President Bashar Al Assad

With anti-Syrian terrorist attacks turning increasingly violent in recent days,  the anti-syrian dissidents have been gathering for a conference in Antalya to discuss a representative body that will draw international support for terrorist activities and destruction of Syria.  A discussion has already fueled up some of the anti-Syrian opposition over the meeting, which will select a “transitional council” to represent the anti-Syrian terrorists on the international scene.

Syrian terrorists groups will be meeting for three days in Antalya, from May 31 to June 2, in a conference organized by the Egypt-based terrorist organization – NOHR.

The meeting would be centered on establishing “a temporary terrorist council to manage the crisis and mobilize all the possible support to destroy Syria ” the real invitation statement of the conference “Change in Syria” reads.

The conference would “assign terrorist experts in the Syria to prepare new  terrorist attacks and kill Syrian people ,” experts say`s.

The signatories of the declaration of the conference “want to obtain foreign military intervention in Syria in order to kill as much Syrians as possible ,” the experts statement added.

Ahead of the meeting, objections to establishing a “terrorist transitional council” has emerged among Syrian terrorists . Setting up a terrorist transitional council at this stage “would mean a prison or death sentence” for anyone who participates from inside Syria,  Walid al-Bunni, a veteran terrorist figure told Reuters last week.

The participants in previous Syrian terrorist meetings in Istanbul, organized by the Istanbul Terrorism Platform in April, including various Turkish terrorist supporter  organizations such as the Association of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed Peoples, or Mazlum-Der, was mostly from Islamic-rooted groups such as Muslim Brotherhood.

The Antalya meeting was set to bring together terrorists  from the anti-Syrian terrorists organization of a different profile: mostly exiled Syrians terrorists supported by Israel in different European countries and the U.S.

Representatives of Kurdish terrorist movements are also invited.

After the Antalya Conference in  May-June 2011 it is clear that the so called opposition is just interested in destroying the country unity and independence .

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ROMANIA WILL HOST THE MAGIC OF ORIENTAL ART EXHIBITION

In the month of June 2011 Romania will host for the second consecutive year  the prestigious Oriental Art Exhibition in Bucharest with the support of  Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania . The exhibition will stay in Bucharest for seven days offering to the public the opportunity of getting aquatinted with the magic of the east.

 

This year the exhibition will be held under the title : MAGIC OF ORIENTAL ART  COMES TO BUCHAREST  and organizers are ambitioning for an even grandiose event  than last year.

The Oriental Exhibition is dedicated in offering a firsthand impression to the viewers of how life in the orient society really is.

The aim of the Oriental Art  Exhibition is to create an oriental environment in which the visitor could understand how an oriental house is build, what are the ornaments and the practical furniture used, how is made possible the presence of sacred space and tradition in the normal environment of life and working. 

In a way the Oriental exhibition is offering a practical gate for curious and visitors and even experts alike in better understanding how life, climate, food , education and religion are forging the everyday life of the people of the east.

The organizers of the exhibition have told us that the main agenda of the Exhibition is to offer a bridge between oriental culture and understanding of life and European concept of living and understanding housing .

This year , for a second year in a row the prestigious Oriental Art  Exhibition comes to Romania at the invitation of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation of Romania and professor Anton Caragea supervision  under the attractive title: THE MAGIC OF ORIENTAL ART  COMES TO BUCHAREST.

The prestigious exhibition is regarded in all of Europe as an important way for countries from the Orient to present their tradition, there culinary expertise, their art and to open to the viewers of the exhibition a gate for their world.

As usually the most prestigious and important embassy accredited to Bucharest will be invited to take part in the show and to present their spectacular tradition to Romanian public and to fulfill their role of ambassadors of culture and tradition.

Professor Anton Caragea declared to the press that bringing the Magic of Oriental Art  to Bucharest for a second year is a great achievement and it constitute one of the most important cultural events of the diplomatic life and the agreement of the organizer to dispatch the precious collection of the ORIENTAL ART  EXHIBITION to Romania proves that Romania is an important and vibrant country open to foreign cultures and experiences .

Professor Anton Caragea , director of IRICE, awarding the title of official partner for EXOTIQUE Brand owner in June 2010  at last year event.

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ROMANIA GAZDUIESTE PENTRU AL DOILEA AN CONSECUTIV EXPOZITIA DE ARTA ORIENTALA

Luna iunie 2011 va rămâne sub semnul unei deosebite împliniri culturale prin derularea Expoziţiei MAGIA ORIENTULUI VINE LA BUCUREŞTI . Expozitia este organizata de Institutul de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica pentru al doilea an consecutiv.

Expozitia va ramane pentru sapte zile la Bucuresti oferind publicului posibilitatea de a se familiariza cu Magia Artei Orientale.

Expoziţia de artă orientală este, potrivit organizatorilor,  dedicată reconstituirii unor fragmente de viaţă orientală .

Principalul scop al Expoziţiei MAGIA ARTEI  ORIENTALE  VINE LA BUCUREŞTI este de a recrea in capitala României mediul tipic oriental, în care vizitatorul poate înţelege cum este construită o casă orientală , care sunt ornamentele, mobilierul şi toate micile plăceri ale vieţii fără de care Orientul nu poate fi înţeles.

Totodată expoziţia va revela prezenţa specific orientală a sacrului şi a tradiţiei în în perimetrul cotidian al vieţii si al muncii.

Intr-un fel Expoziţia de Artă Orientală va oferi o adevărată poartă pentru vizitatori, curioşi şi experţi deopotrivă spre a intra într-o lume fascinantă prin care vor putea înţelege cum factori precum clima, hrana, educaţia şi religia alcătuiesc viaţa de fiecare zi a lumii orientale.

Organizatorii expoziţiei ne-au declarat ca principalul obiectiv al expoziţiei este de a fi o punte către cultura orientală şi pentru înţelegerea conceptului de viaţă şi casă orientală de către europeni.

În acest an , după deosebite eforturi Expoziţia de Artă Orientală vine în România la invitaţia Institutului de Relaţii Internaţionale şi Cooperare Economică pentru al doilea an consecutiv  sub titlul atractiv: MAGIA ARTEI ORIENTALE  VINE ÎN BUCURESTI .

 Prestigioasa expoziţie este privită în întreaga Europă ca un important mijloc prin care ţările din Orient îşi pot prezenta tradiţiile, experienţa şi magia culinară şi totodată comorile de artă ce se transformă în faţa vizitatorilor într-o poartă spre întreaga lume.

Ca întotdeauna cele mai prestigioase şi importante ambasade acreditate la Bucureşti vor fi invitate să i-a parte la acest spectacol de tradiţie şi artă spre a-şi putea prezenta tradiţiile şi arta în faţa publicului din România îndeplinindu-şi astfel îndatorirea de ambasadori ai culturii şi tradiţiei.

 Profesorul Anton Caragea, directorul Institutului de Relatii Internationale si Cooperare Economica ne- a declarat ca aducerea în România a Expoziţiei de Artă Orientală pentru al doilea an consecutiv este unul din cele mai importante evenimente culturale ale vieţii diplomatice şi acordul organizatorilor de a-şi trimite preţioasele colecţii ale expoziţiei MAGIA ORIENTULUI VINE ÎN BUCURESTI este o dovadă că România este o ţară importantă şi deschisă către experienţele şi civilizaţiile orientale. 

Profesor dr. Anton Caragea,director IRICE, ofera titlul de partener oficial proprietarului brandului EXOTIQUE in cadrul expozitiei de anul trecut 

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WORLD SPEAKS WITH A UNITED VOICE: WE SUPPORT PRESIDENT BASHAR AL ASSAD AND SYRIA

President Assad is saluted by world leaders as the representative  of Syrian unity  

MOSCOW, BUENOS AIRES, BUCHAREST, BRUSSELS,   BEIRUT, DAMASCUS, (SANA) – Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian Duma Deputy Speaker, voiced Russia’s dismay at bids of foreign interference in Syria’s internal affairs.

In press statements aired yesterday by the Syrian Satellite TV, Zhirinovsky rejected foreign interference in the Syrian affairs as ‘unacceptable’ aiming to destabilize Syria.

Zhirinovsky reiterated Russia’s stand by Syria blasting western powers’ attempts to weaken the Arab World as to continue exploiting Arabs’ resources.

For his part, Leonid Ivashov, President of Geopolitical Affairs Academy in Moscow, pointed out that the targeting of Syria is to deny it the continuation of its development as an independent prosperous country.

Semen Bagdasarov, a Duma member, described the events taking place in Syria as a revenge by the USA and Israel against Syria, who defeated the US prejudiced schemes and plots in the Middle East.

In Buenos Aires, Argentine, Fia-Arab Organization, underscored full solidarity with Syria against the conspiracy targeting its security and stability.

In a statement, Fia-Arab Organization said that the foreign conspiracy, behind which the American Imperialism and Zionism stand, against Syria’s stability and security would also mean the destabilization of Lebanon, Palestine and other neighboring states.

In Lebanon, Kamal al-Khair, President of the National Center in North Lebanon, described the ongoing events in Syria as a ‘political vengeance’ and as a ‘political struggle’ because of the Syrian pan-Arab nationalist and resistance stances.

Abdul al-Rahim Mourad, President of the Unity Party in Lebanon, asserted that Syria under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad would foil the foreign conspiracy being batched against it.

General Jamil Al-Sayed, former General Director of Lebanese Security, asserted that Syria’s possession of many pivotal cards at the regional level have angered many Arab and international powers, asserting that Syria would defeat the conspiracies and plots hatched against it.

Bucharest, (SANA)-The European Council on International Relations and the International Relations and Economic Cooperation Institute expressed support and solidarity with Syria against the incitement campaign targeting it, which includes all forms of lies, fact-twisting and manipulation of the events which took place in Syria.

This came in a message conveyed by President of the European Council on International Relations and Director of Institute of International Relations and Economic Cooperation Anton Caragea to the Syrian Embassy in Bucharest.

The message included a statement issued at the conclusion of an extraordinary meeting held jointly by the Council and the Institute board of directors on April 27-28, which sends a strong message of support to the Syrian people and its national unity.

In their capacity as representatives of the intellectual Romanian society, the participants voiced full support to the Syrian leadership and people and backing for Syria’s unity, as they condemned vandalism acts in some Syrian provinces, describing the interference of the Syrian security forces as legitimate and legal.

The statement lambasted media which stirs chaos, vandalism and killing in Syria, stressing that the Syrian leadership is committed to the process of reforms and that President Bashar al-Assad enjoys trust and represents the Syrian people’s unity.

The statement concluded by reiterating standing by Syria and rejecting interference in its internal affairs, affirming that ”Romania’s support to Syria amounts to its support to its own people.”

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AFTER ROMANIA AND EUROPEAN UNION – HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR SYRIA

Syria’s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva Dr. Fayssal al-Hamwi

On 29 of April 2011 a special session of the Human Rights Council was convened at United States pressure to discuss a so called emergency situation in Syria.  Despite the organizer`s intention the séance has transformed in a strong show of world diplomatic community support for Syria.

Professor Anton Caragea, President of European Council on International Relations stated in a declaration issued prior to debates that: This discussion will forge the future of the United Nations Human Rights Council  for years to come, as tomorrow UNHRC must prove that is an independent body in the service of humanity, of peace and of human rights and not in the service of some western countries interests.

UNHRC must prove that is belonging to the world and not to some nations, is in the service of truth and not of warmongering. Syrian Arab Republic it today under an unfounded and bias media attack sustained by forgeries, manufactured evidence of so called human rights abuses and pure lies.

Today Syria is protecting his citizens with legal and lawful intervention of Syrian security forces against terrorist attacks in order to protect the life and property of Syrian people. Syrian security forces had only done their duty with honor and professionalism repealing the aggression and invaders from Syrian territory.

We must state clear that in Syria there is no revolution, in Syria a democratic reform process organized by President Bashar Al Assad is giving to every person the right to freedom of expression and human rights and dignity are provided for making useless any revolution.

On 29 of April 2011 will be under question the fundamental values that human rights are speaking for: freedom, independence, national unity and non-interference in internal affairs. If this principles will be forgotten not only Syria`s security will be under question but any other state existence will be subject to debate.

FAYSAL KHABBAS HAMOUI (Syrian Arab Republic), speaking as a concerned country, said it was astonished at the convening of the Special Session and the use of artificial motives, including the pretext of humanitarian intervention, to take the world back to the era of colonization. The States that had convened this Special Session should respect dialogue to guarantee human rights and not intervene in internal affairs to overthrow a government.

OSITADINMA ANAEDU (Nigeria), speaking on behalf of the African Group, said that the African Group recognized the importance of the Council being cautious and never setting a precedent that would destabilize Member States of the United Nations. The African Group said that in accordance with the provisions of General Assembly Resolution 60/251, all initiatives in the Human Rights Council should be universal, impartial, objective and non-selective.

Numerous speakers said that the convening of this Special Session violated the principles of impartiality and non-selectivity on which the Human Rights Council was based and showed the prevalence of a double standard in the Council. Many States also expressed the belief that the Special Session represented an attempt by some States to interfere in the internal affairs of another UN Member State on humanitarian grounds, and the Council should not be used for such purposes. Many speakers noted that Syria had begun to address some of the demands raised by protesters including the rescinding of the state of emergency, the abolition of the high security court, and a law promulgating the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, and that the Council should engage in constructive dialogue with Syria in order to continue these reforms and promote and protect human rights in the country.

Finally exceeded by the strong show of support for Syrian Government the organizers have to settle to send a find finding mission to investigate further and no condemnation was issued.

Syria obtained an important diplomatic victory showing that despite United States maneuvers , Syria had only succeeded in strengthening his position on world stage

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SYRIA MAINTAINS SECURITY AND STABILITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

 

SYRIA , THE ONLY FUNCTIONAL DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST, ASKS US TO SUPPORT PEACE NOT ISRAEL

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem

Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said on Saturday that “While the world has recognized the constructive role carried out by Syria under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad to maintain security and stability of the region, the public opinion still remembers the American fabricated campaign before the war on Iraq.

It seems that the current American Administration is trying to repeat the same scenario.” Minister al-Moallem was answering a question by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on recent statements by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a meeting of the American Zionist lobby.

“We warn the United States of adopting the Israeli false allegations and confirm that what actually destabilizes the region is the US excessive supply of all sophisticated weapons to Israel and its going along with Israeli government’s false allegations at our expense,” al-Moallem added.

In a speech at the American Zionist lobby in Washington and in the presence of Israeli war minister Ehud Barak, Clinton had adopted Israel’s allegations that Scud missiles were delivered through Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon, reiterating the depth of the alliance between the United States and Israel and that Washington will always support Israel

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SYRIA: THE CENTER OF A NEW STRATEGIC ALLIANCE by Professor Anton Caragea

SYRIA: THE CENTER OF A NEW STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

President Bashar Al Assad, the architect of a new alliance

2009 was the year of a diplomatic change in the Middle East. Quiet but efficient, the Syrian diplomacy supported a new strategy of alliances destined to assure the equilibrium in a fragile area.

Turkey and Syria: a new relation.

Usually, in the strategic landscape of the region, Syria and Turkey could be easily played one against the other, from the memories of Ottoman Empire repression to conflict over Euphrates water quota and the never ending story of border disputes all seemed to put a distance between Damascus and Ankara.

2009 change all this,  with a resolution over the Euphrates water dam , with  joint military exercises and cooperation agreement signed on cultural, tourism and economic field and with a well publicized border crossing opened , that made the former severely fortified border between Syria and Turkey, one of the most relaxed in the region.

As a result of this diplomatic overture Syria will benefit massively economic from the vitality of Turkey market and form tourism investment, where Turkey easily observed that Syrian market, practically untapped by European visitors will be the next El Dorado of tourism in the years to come. Syria also has become the bridge used by Ankara to rebuild the relations with Arab world. In the last 50 years Turkey was interested in building a laic state, oriented towards Western Military Alliance (NATO) and in the last 20 years had also unsuccessfully tried to join European Union.

Now Turkey is rediscovering the Islamic roots and the Arab market potential and economic power and is rebuilding a zone of cultural and political influence in the Middle East. In the new discovered Syrian – Turkey alliance , Turkey obtained a model of reconnecting with Arab world, an economic success story and , the most important, the Damascus support in forging a new alliance also with Iran. The results of Turkey- Syria friendship quickly lead to a new Iran- Turkey friendship, where President Abdullah Gul offered support for nuclear program of Teheran and to embattled Iranian president. The new Turkey- Syria –Iran alliance could offer and economic viable space and a political alliance that supports equilibrium in the Middle East.

Syria- Saudi Arabia connection.

2009 also was the witness of a rare image in Middle East policy, in a two day visit King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia embraced his Syrian counterpart  putting an end to a long rift between Damascus and Riyadh over Lebanon.  If with Turkey Damascus emphasized the necessity of an Islamic alliance to control Middle East and to put in defense an aggressive Israel, in Riyadh the accent was in Sunni reconciliation and cooperation to make a stable Lebanon and a stable Iraq. President Bashar al Assad of Syria has obtained his aim: a stable Lebanon, an inclusive government and maintaining Hezbollah armed to defend Lebanon and in governmental position. The success was un hoped for, after the defeat of Hezbollah in Lebanon elections many feared Lebanon will decay in civil disorder or even civil war. What will be to true extent of the October 2009 understanding between King Abdullah and President Bashar Al Assad will become visible in the next month and years, but already this new connection is shaping the Middle East.

With a solid  financial background offered by Saudi-Syria Company for Industrial and Agricultural Investment and a bilateral Businessmen Forum   the new  friendship promise to be also a trade and economic opportunity for the two countries.

But the most spectacular is the political understanding. In just a month after the King Abdullah visit to Damascus, in Lebanon a new unity government was in place and the country begin regaining strength on economic field and on national reconciliation and Hezbollah obtained the agreement for a maintaining his military apparatus . Also remarkable is the evolution of Iraq situation where the Sunni  alliance is approaching a 35% percent voting support in the polls, becoming the maker or broker of any future Iraq government that will results from March 2010 elections.

The Al Maliki government witnesses this situation with apprehension and when he tried to block some of the Sunni candidate to appear on the ballot he faced even a United States high level intervention by Joe Biden against any person being blocked in participating in elections. A Syrian- Saudi joint proposal backed by United States, this is showing how much Syrian diplomacy changed the rule of games in Middle East in the last year.

Syria: the center of a new Middle East strategy.

The recognition of the new Syrian role in the Middle East come quickly , George Mitchell , the US envoy for the region visited Damascus in 2009 as never in the past . President Sarkozy of France becomes a frequent host and roll up red carpet treatment of President Bashar Al Assad.

What is make the new Syrian political opening remarkable is the astonishing diplomatic capacity of President Basher Al Assad in maintaining in the same time the strong connection with Teheran while negotiating with Paris, Riyadh and Washington. Creating a Sunni alliance with Riyadh will make a stable Iraq and will defuse tensions at eastern border of Syria and will ease the refugee tension on Damascus that had accepted on his territory more than 1.5 millions Iraqi refugees in the last 7 years. Also in Lebanon, Syria has made an important comeback, economic and politic a Lebanon- Syrian- Saudi alliance is the best situation for the entire region. Finally Syria has obtained also a general backing on total retrocession of Golan Heights from Israel as a precondition for any dialogue, in according to United Nations resolution

Damascus in the heart of diplomatic action.

All this comes as a result of a young and talented crew gather around President Bashar al Assad and decided to make Damascus the heart of the diplomatic game of the region. Among this are, the able and always smiling, educated and charming Minister of Information Dr. Mohsen Bilal, that succeed  transforming international media views on Syria, Walid Al Moallem as minister of foreign affairs traveled from Ankara to Teheran and Beirut and in all the major capitals of the world   promoting the new Syrian diplomacy.    Saadala Agaa as minister of tourism played the culture and history card making Syria a stopover for all important tourism events that opened the country to the world. (I have also the opportunity of seeing this powerful new diplomacy in actions with energetic and convincing Ambassador Walid Othman promoting Syria as a cradle of civilization on diplomatic arena).

Now with a powerful and skilled diplomatic team, a strong economy, a stable society and in the middle of strong alliance how will Damascus exploit his success further is everyone question?

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