Saturday 19 July: WORKING FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Saturday 19 July: WORKING FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Opening

Piero Fassino, General Secretary of the Democrats of the Left, DS

FIRST PANEL

• The way forward for peace: the roadmap

- Thorbjørn Jagland, Chair of the Socialist International Middle East Committee

- Pierre Moscovici, National Secretary for International Relations, PS, France

- Tasos Yannitsis, Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece

- Emilio Menéndez del Valle, Middle East Spokesperson, Parliamentary Group of the Party of European Socialists, PSOE, Spain

 

Questions and remarks from participants 

 

SECOND PANEL

Implementing peace in Israeli and Palestinian societies

- Nabil Shaat, Palestinian Foreign Minister

- Yossi Sarid, Leader of Meretz

- Shimon Peres, Chair of the Israel Labour Party

 

Questions and remarks from participants

THIRD PANEL

• Civil society and communities advancing peace and cooperation

- Meir Nitzan, Mayor of Rishon Lezion

- Isam Akel, Executive Director of the Association of the Palestinian Local Authorities, APLA

- Shlomo Buchbut, Mayor of Maalot Tarshicha

 

Questions and remarks from participants

FOURTH PANEL

Promoting peace: the role of regional and international actors

- Hans Dahlgren, Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden

- Bert Koenders, Member of the Dutch Parliament, PvdA

- Albrecht Konecny, International Secretary, SPOE, Austria

Questions and remarks from participants
 

CONCLUSIONS

• A strategy to promote and secure a sustainable peace among Israelis and Palestinians

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