Lebanon has held the 8th Regional Conference on Support for Stability and Development in the Arab States and in the Middle East. It was attended by Deputy Group Coordinator Elana Eshba and senior editor of the Arabic-language page of the Group’s website Professor Suheil Farah.
The event is organized by the Strategic Research and Studies Center of the Lebanese Army and held under the patronage of Lebanese President General Michel Aoun.
It brought together 115 politicians, researchers, bankers and representatives of international organizations from 23 countries each presenting their approaches to achieving stability and development.
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The participants were divided into working groups and discussed different issues facing the Middle East. All the panels came to the conclusion that despite the turbulence there is hope for a stable and safe future based on mutual respect
and economic well-being.
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The conference was held in Lebanon on February 19-23.