Thursday, November 19th, 2009
Lebanon is regarded as the gateway between the Orient and the Occident. Numerous cultures have left their legacy there on the eastern rim of the Mediterranean, while others have spread out into the world from there. As a meeting point for cultures and religions, this land known as the Switzerland of the Middle East gained the reputation of being very liberal, which has always made it attractive to artists and merchants. The balance of power of the religious factions anchored in the constitution provides stability. But the country had recently become the pawn of vested interests involved in the Middle East conflict so that news of war and civil unrest were dominant. Lebanon has now found its way back to the stability it once enjoyed with the latest presidential and parliamentary elections. ARAB FORUM spoke with H. E. Ramez Dimechkié, Ambassador of the Lebanese Republic in Berlin, about the future of his country.
September 22nd, 2009
Since his accession to the throne in July 1999, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has initiated a great number of political, social, and economic reforms. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the King’s accession to the throne, ARAB FORUM talked to H. E. Mr. Rachad Bouhlal, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in Germany, about the progress and future development in his county and about Morocco’s relations with Germany and the European Union.