The “FUNGLODE Peace Forum” Ends with the Cap Cana Declaration
Prior to the speeches, President Leonel Fernández said the solution to the conflict is the creation of two states: one Israeli, already in existence, and the other Palestinian
“One state is already created, Israel, which needs to safeguard its security, and the other is Palestine, with clearly defined territory. This is the only possible solution to the conflict in the region.”
(Cap Cana, July 25, 2010) The “FUNGLODE Peace Forum” on the Middle East ended on Sunday with the Cap Cana Declaration which brings together various ideas debated during the event and which recognizes the urgent need for a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict in general and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in particular.
Over the course of nearly three days, diplomats, academics, journalists and experts as well as special guests debated the conflict confronting both sides since the middle of the last century where the peace processes have been interrupted continually.
The Cap Cana Declaration on Middle East Peace emphasizes a formula for a two-state solution, the need to urgently reach a sustainable agreement in order not to allow the conflict to continue into the upcoming generations, the recognition of the important role that must be played by the international community in the solution of the problem as well as an involvement of civil society in the ongoing processes.
Such a network, according to the Dominican President, “could interact with each one of the members of the Quartet – the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations – to put forth their points of view on how to move the process forward. We have concluded that there is not just one way or one methodology to follow in order to arrive at the objective of peace.”
In conclusion, President Leonel Fernández proposed “beginning now to work for peace and against violence in the region.”
To read the complete Declaration, press here.
“Our country would like to enjoy the privilege of serving as a bridge to contribute to the resolution of the conflict that has gone on far too long and is the major cause of destabilization in the world. We would like to participate actively in the solution of the problem of Israel, Palestine and the Middle East,¨ said Fernández, “we don´t want more bloodshed, more conflict. We want peace in the Middle East and progress in the whole world.”
Fernández created an agreeable and relaxing atmosphere in Cap Cana where conversations went on, analysis was facilitated and debate and reflection of the complex issues and ideas that surround the conflict was pursued in order to contribute to a better understanding of the conflict. From his point of view, dialogue in a relaxed atmosphere can be beneficial and can generate new options for advancing the process as well as helping those directly involved in their efforts to seek a just and lasting peace in the region.
The event ended on Sunday July 25 with the “Cap Cana Declaration on Middle East Peace” which puts forth resolutions and suggestions for the achievement of peace in the region.
Date of publication: July 28, 2010
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