May 05, 2012
Overview And Suggestions For Improving Key Areas In Us Foreign Policy Towards The Arab Region : A Civil Society Perspective
The statement is developed and presented in the context of a visit by a delegation of civil society groups to Washington DC from 14 to 18 May 2012, organized by the Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND). It addresses the following policy issues: (I) the centrality of recognizing the Palestinian rights to democratic and development processes in the Arab region (II) rebuilding the credibility of US foreign policy: expanding dialogue with various stakeholders (III) rethinking trade and investment relations (IV) the need to remodel US development assistance and (V) rethinking debt of Arab countries to the United States.