Participation of Ambassador Sayed Abu Zeid in a symposium on “Indonesia and Peace in the Middle East”
On December 18, 2019, Ambassador Sayed Abu Zeid, member of ECFA Board of Directors, participated in a symposium entitled “Indonesia and Peace in the Middle East”, organized jointly with the Dialogue Center for Political and Media Studies, which was attended by a large number of specialists and interested personalities, during which several valuable studies inputs were presented. The symposium tackled the following themes:
First: Indonesian foreign policy vis-à-vis the peace process, by Dr. Reda Helal – Political Science Professor at October Higher Institute.
Second: The role of Indonesia in the peace process, by Dr. Osama Khalil Shaath (Palestinian).
Third: The role of Indonesia in the security field in the Middle East, by Brigadier/ Khaled Fahmy – Adviser to the Center for Strategic Studies at Nasser Higher Military Academy.
The session was moderated by Dr. Mohamed Talaat, Editorial Assistant of Al-Gomhuria newspaper.
Ambassador Abu Zeid referred to the following issues in particular:
1- What happened to the Palestinians is a historical injustice … saluting all those who stand with them in their ordeal … and this also applies to the occupied Syrian and Lebanese lands.
2- The United States’ positions on the final settlement issues, such as Jerusalem, refugees and settlements, as well as the Golan, are unilateral positions that are not binding to anyone but to the United States solely. This does not change the position in anything but only proves that the US is biased towards Israel and that it is a dishonest mediator.
3- The necessity of responding to the rights of the Palestinian people that came at the end of the paper submitted by Dr. Shaath, which are not only from Indonesia, but also from all countries that support peace, integrity and justice.
4- The necessity of seeking to unify the Palestinian people, as division weakens the Palestinian position, and every effort aimed at restoring unity to the Palestinians consolidates the Palestinian position.
5- Egypt spares no effort in advocating the Palestinian cause at all levels.
6- He hailed the position of the Indonesian Republic in support for the Palestinian people, especially as it is the largest Islamic country, a member of the G20 Economic Commission, and currently a non-permanent member in the UN Security Council.