Last updated on: 9/17/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Walid al-Moualem Biography

Title:
Syrian Foreign Minister
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Fifteen years ago, Syria declared that the establishment of a just and permanent peace was its strategic choice. It took part in the peace process that began in Madrid based on Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338, and the principle of land for Peace. Our negotiations continued, but did not bear fruits. The Syrian Golan continues to be under occupation, and peace remains elusive…

In conclusion, I stress that the Middle East stands at a cross roads, and has the option of either taking the road of justice, peace and security, or be faced even more than before with tensions and confrontations that would not be in the interest of any party inside our outside the region. It is up to the parties concerned to understand the danger inherent in turning our backs to the road not yet taken, the road of peace. Everything hinges also on the active role that our international organization must play to maintain international peace and security, beginning with the implementation of Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338.”

Statement given at the General Debate of the 61st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Sep. 26, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 2006-present – Syrian Foreign Minister
  • Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Syria
  • Former Syrian Ambassador to the United States
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Are the Official Positions of Syria on Israel and the Palestinian Territories?