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Volume :1 Issue : 3 1975      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

THE ROLE OF THE GULF STATES IN THE ARAB-EUROPEAN DIALOGUE

Auther : Hassan Al-Ibrahim

 

The Arab-European dialogue is a good test case of how the Arabs should confront present and forthcoming international issues. The author argues that past prejudices, hang-ups and complexes towards the West should be put aside and be replaced with self-confidence and understanding of one’s resources, means and powers-both in term of one’s own self image as well as in relation to the international community. It is on this new basis that the Arabs should handle the present dialogue with Europe as well as other international questions.

The author follows this general introduction with a survey of the historical developments related to the Arab-European dialogue. He singles out France and especially President De Gaulle for taking the initiative after the 1967 war and bringing the idea to light. He then traces the various steps taken to bring the Arabs and European together, along with the hurdles faced in the way. He attributed a great importance to the November 6, 1973 EEC declaration on the Middle East and its favorable impact upon the Arab World.

    1. the export of oil and its share of the EEC market;
    2. the investment of funds in EEC market countries, particularly in industries which will contribute materially and technologically to the Arab World.

In conclusion, the author singled out the political factor as the most relevant issue in the dialogue and its dominance over all other topics Europe, he argues, can offer a possible counter – balance to the two Great Powers and, help to strengthen the idea held by many Gulf states – today – neutralization of the Indian Ocean and an end to foreign influence in the Gulf.

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