Gilbert Sinuet calls on the West not to interfere in Arab affairs
Gilbert Sinuet, a French journalist and novelist, said on Wednesday that democracy in the East will never be like democracy in France or as in the West.
"It is necessary for the West to redefine its vital interests in the Arab region so that the Arab societies can see that there is no intention to control them,” he told a seminar organized by the Middle East Center for Studies in Paris (CEMO).
"It is also necessary to say frankly that there is no need for the Western intervention in the Arab region, and leave the Arab world decide its own future,” he added.
Titled "Human Rights at the Time of War on Terrorism and social Crises: Between Idealism and Realism", the seminar is moderated by Ahmed Youssef, CEMO's executive director.
Speaking at the seminar – apart from Ali – will be General Robert Pryce, the former commander of French troops in Yugoslavia, the former director of the Anfalid military museum, and the current president of the Napoleon Foundation.
Gilbert Sinuet, a French journalist and writer who accompanied French President Emmanuel Macaron during his latest visit to Egypt, will also speak at the seminar, along with Roland Lombardi from the French National Institute for Studies and Research of the Islamic and Arab Worlds.