Egypt re-nominates Ahmed Aboul Gheit … the man of difficult timing


Dr.. Ayman Samir

Arabism is not an emotional slogan but rather a political and strategic necessity

Joint Arab action needs the wisdom of a man whose positions have been clear in the days

He has the political and diplomatic wisdom to lead the League at a pivotal stage in the history of the Arab world

There is complete certainty and unrivaled confidence from the Egyptian state in the success of the Secretary-General in the second term

It is the title of Egyptian and Arab diplomacy. He spent many years in the service of his country, defended all his capabilities of his Arabism, an eyewitness to “war and peace” and all the great transformations that the world and the Arab region witnessed in the last half century. He sees the political complexities with a panoramic view that was inspired by a vision. “Father” sees things with the eye of the “pilot,” which is what made him aware of all the corners and dimensions of the region’s problems.

The owner of creative ideas and solutions outside the box, which contributed to resolving many complications, during a process full of work, diplomacy and defense of national and Arab causes, his complete belief in joint Arab work, and that the Arab nation deserves and can be elsewhere, he remained throughout his years of service, whether as a diplomat or minister Or when he became Secretary General of the Arab League, he sees a better future for this nation in the midst of the power struggle and the strife of states, so he believes that rearranging the Arab house from the inside is no longer just ideological visions or theoretical political ideas, but rather facts that impose themselves on the ground, and that Arabism is not an emotional slogan Rather, it is a political and strategic necessity, and it is the only idea that can bring together all the defenders of the national state in the face of terrorist groups, promoters of ruin, supporters of sectarianism, and separatists.
He is the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, the former Egyptian Foreign Minister, and the high-ranking Egyptian diplomat, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, who became the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States in March 2016, and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi re-nominated him for a second term that would last for the next five years, which is a complete confidence of The Egyptian political leadership in the ability and competence of the Secretary General of “Beit Al Arab” to lead the joint Arab action ship. Why do Egypt and President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi see that the current Secretary-General, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, is the man of the next stage in the Arab League?

The head of wisdom
With all objectivity and impartiality, the Secretary General of the League of Arab States is the most Arab diplomat, who possesses the political and diplomatic wisdom to lead the Arab League at a pivotal stage in the history of the Arab world. The challenges that afflict everyone are still before everyone, and with the passage of 10 years since the so-called “Spring” Al Arabi, “and the attempt by some to reproduce and restore this tragic experience against the Arab peoples.

With the support of these moves by regional and international powers, the continuation of the current Secretary General, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, in leading the joint Arab action for the coming years represents the “head of wisdom” at this differential time that needs the wisdom of a man. Days have proven that his positions are clear, and he refuses to be in The “gray zone”, especially when it comes to his homeland and his Arabism, for his positions on this alleged spring, were a clear example of the “correct reading” of these events, and the devastation, chaos and devastation they have resulted in against some Arab countries.

Therefore, the Egyptian decision to re-nominate Ambassador Ahmed Aboul Gheit for a second term, not only confirms “Cairo’s confidence” in the Secretary General of the Arab League, but also indicates the extent to which President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and the Egyptian state pay great attention to the League’s work and its future, and the keenness of the Egyptian leadership To provide all possible support for the organization, under whose roof all Arabs gather and embody their aspirations for a coordinated collective Arab action aimed at serving Arab peoples and interests.

His administration in the first term was characterized by awareness and wisdom in managing the helm of the joint Arab action system, at a stage that was full of challenges and tests, and today there is complete certainty and unparalleled confidence from the Egyptian state in the success of the Secretary-General in the second term to restore the League’s ability to solve the problems facing countries The Arab League, after the head of Arab diplomacy succeeded in sparing the League from any disagreements, and succeeded in preserving its existence, especially as this nomination meets the needs of Arab countries and peoples, so that the League will run during the next five years with the same spirit and political philosophy that preserved its existence as an Arab institution. Because the current Secretary-General is one of those who adhere completely to the entity, role and effectiveness of the Arab League, and that he is able during the next five years to inject momentum into the process of cooperation between the Arab League, the United Nations, the African Union, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and other regional and international organizations.

New vision
Whoever follows and reviews the statements and articles of the Secretary on Beit Al Arab, assures him that Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit is the best person to lead the Arabism ship in the coming period, not only because he has a long experience in diplomatic work and international relations, but because he is really a “skilled surgeon” in dissecting and understanding The Arab issues, for the Secretary-General’s vision is based on the fact that the Arab issues are one, interdependent and intertwined, and each issue cannot be considered far from the other issues that afflict the Arab region, and it is a new vision and diagnosis with mechanisms and knowledge that we have been missing in many times, so he sees that the Arab crises, even if they seem separate Geographically, and different in terms of their nature, circumstances, and the identity of the actors in it, organized by a common thread, and united by common elements, the overwhelming majority of these crises are a direct result of the phenomenon of “strategic vacuum” that arose out of the events of 2011, as these events produced a number of serious conflicts that would have caused Weakening and overthrowing governments, political entities, and enormous security systems, and the result of that was that a dangerous vacuum in terms of security and politics emerged in the heart of the Arab world and its outskirts. This vacuum is the focus of the current conflicts in the region, because Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit fully believes that politics does not accept a vacuum, and security does not coexist with the absence of authority, and that the race to fill this “strategic vacuum” from Aboul Gheit’s point of view is the one who gave the opportunity For parties from within the region and its regional neighborhood, and throughout the outside world, to struggle to wrest their footholds in the Arab region, which is what triggered the ambitions and ambitions to re-draw maps and collect the spoils.

Aboul Gheit believes that “nations do not withdraw from history,” and that the Arabs did not stand idly by in front of the reality of chaos and fragmentation that followed the events of the so-called Arab Spring, as there was a widespread awareness among Arab leaderships and peoples of the need to regain “the initiative” and form an “Arab front.” To face the most dangerous challenges facing the “Arab nation state”, and this matter gradually emerged through a consensus among major Arab countries on describing the danger and defining the threat. From the Secretary-General’s view this matter formed the correct starting point for getting out of the dark tunnel, after the countries realized Al-Arabiya believes that the danger is not directed at the interests of this or that state, but rather to the modern “concept of the national state” itself, and that the threat is comprehensive, and therefore confronting it requires a clear and comprehensive vision among the Arab countries.

A brighter tomorrow
Perhaps the most prominent characteristic of the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, is his positive view of everything. Even “challenges can be opportunities” that Arab countries benefit from. For example, he always sees what happened in 2014, from the control of the terrorist organization ISIS over the Large in Syria and northwestern Iraq, in addition to the activity of terrorist organizations, no less dangerous in the Maghreb and on the Arab borders in the Sahel and Sahara region. All this allowed the Arab countries to see the danger facing the “Arab nation state”, which contributed to the unification of the vision between The vast majority of Arab countries helped in their realization of a common destiny, and he has great hope that this great deal of consensus between the main Arab countries in identifying common threats will turn into a “unified strategy” to deal with threats, and that there will be a clear agenda in which all Arab countries share to confront The risks and challenges, and that “the initiative and the initiative” constitute the title of the Arab action and not the reaction. Aboul Gheit is fully confident that “tomorrow is brighter”, and that despite all the difficulties that the Arab countries have gone through, there are countries, whether in the East or the Arab Maghreb. By, she was able to take creative initiatives, which greatly reduced the negative effects that befell the Arab region, and with the eyes of a high-ranking diplomat, and with decades of work experience, Aboul Gheit believes that there is indeed an Arab will among many Arab leaderships, elites and peoples to get out of the “civilizational impasse.” The Gulf, Egypt and the Arab Maghreb There is a great effort to radically change the socio-economic reality, and it is an effort that is based on a great deal of imagination and the will to challenge, break into problems and catch up with the age.

Integrated file
One of the most common diseases afflicting the Arab body from Aboul Gheit’s point of view is the absence of any serious collective discussion of Arab strategic issues in its comprehensive context, and that every case is dealt with by case, and that Arab national security is still being dealt with by the logic of splitting into files. Terrorism, another for the continuation of the Israeli occupation, a third for the Iranian threat, a fourth for the Turkish ambitions, and a fifth for the refugee and reconstruction crises, and that this approach based on the fragmentation of issues and files does not allow the mobilization of the total Arab power in effective dealing with any of these dangerous and pressing files. Mihrab of Egyptian and Arab diplomacy believes that the Arab national security file is one integrated and interconnected file that includes a number of issues, which must be dealt with in the logic of linkage, not division, to set an agreed agenda for Arab national security priorities. The Secretary-General of the Arab League believes that the only way to counter regional interference is through Discussing all these interventions and threats, all of them as one integrated file, and it is necessary to mobilize all elements of the overall Arab power in the face of regional interventions. So that a clear message reaches them that they are not facing one or two states, but rather a huge human, economic and military bloc of weight and power.

The nation state
The presence of Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit at the head of the Arab League represents the title of what the Arab states work on and believe in, which is the preservation of the Arab nation state in the face of existential dangers, which embodies the need for Arab countries to work together in order to support the institutions of the Arab national state that are exposed There has been enormous pressure for a full decade, and that ending Arab internal disputes, especially those involving internal wars, is the natural prelude to confronting regional interventions that have found a place for themselves in the midst of chaos and sabotage.

From my point of view, the most prominent characteristic of the personality and vision of the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, which deserves to be supported by all Arab countries for a second term, is his vision of the importance of the role of Arab armies in maintaining Arab national security, for Abu al-Gheit has complete bias for those who wear the national dress of honor, They swear to protect the homelands and redeem them with their lives, and he has an unconditional conviction that the military institutions were and still are one of the most important factors for the cohesion of the national fabric in the Arab countries, regardless of their political systems and social structures, and that the Arab armies are the most intimate link to the national identity, and the supreme title of affiliation and loyalty .

For all of this, it is certain that this nomination by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi implies great political wisdom, which will win the acceptance of Arab countries, and we will see a future period in which joint Arab action will be more vital in facing all challenges, whether internal or external.



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