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28 11, 2016

Crans Montana Forum on Africa and the South-South Cooperation : the 2017 session will take place again in Dakhla (Morocco)

LE FORUM DE CRANS MONTANA DE RETOUR A DAKHLA EN MARS 2017 !

Le Forum de Crans Montana a organisé à Dakhla ses deux dernières éditions du Forum sur l’Afrique et la Coopération Sud-Sud, sous le Haut Patronage de Sa Majesté le Roi Mohammed VI. Ce furent deux événements exceptionnels, une extraordinaire réussite avec plus de 2000 participants, représentant plus de 150 Etats, et 500 journalistes et médias venus du Monde entier.

Ce succès tient au fait que Dakhla est définitivement le laboratoire de l’Afrique de demain ! L’accueil si chaleureux qui a été réservé au Forum de Crans Montana, notamment par la population locale, et le formidable élan de sympathie qui s’en est suivi de la part de décideurs venus du Monde entier nous ont convaincus que la mission du Forum de Crans Montana à Dakhla n’est pas achevée. C’est la raison pour laquelle, le Forum sur l’Afrique et la Coopération Sud-Sud se tiendra à nouveau à Dakhla du 16 au 21 mars 2017 !

Cette troisième édition réunira une nouvelle fois de grands décideurs de la planète et permettra d’ (1) ouvrir une réflexion approfondie sur l’Afrique du XXIème siècle, le rôle structurant du Maroc et le potentiel gigantesque de la Coopération Sud-Sud avec un focus sur l’intégration des SIDS, de (2) mettre à l’honneur les politiques volontaristes proposées par le Royaume pour les Territoires du Sud, qui font de Dakhla un modèle pour toute l’Afrique et de (3) donner aux citoyens des régions sahariennes la possibilité d’un dialogue réel avec les acteurs de la politique et de l’économie mondiales.

L’Afrique a toujours occupé une place centrale dans les activités du Forum de Crans Montana, persuadé que ce Continent représente le plus bel espoir dans un Monde en plein désarroi.  Les politiques ambitieuses entreprises par le Royaume du Maroc ont ainsi trouvé une résonance toute particulière auprès du Forum de Crans Montana qui a souhaité poursuivre son engagement dans le cadre d’une coopération durable.

Le Forum est en effet convaincu que Dakhla est un modèle de développement pour toute l’Afrique et qu’au travers de son exemple, c’est le rôle du Royaume qui est mis en exergue en tant que centre de gravité africain de la Coopération Sud-Sud. Cette nouvelle édition sera la confirmation du positionnement de Dakhla sur la carte mondiale de la politique et des affaires, comme un lieu unique et original qui fait la démonstration que là où il y a une vision, toutes les réussites deviennent possibles.

C’est donc avec enthousiasme et détermination que le Forum de Crans Montana sera de retour à Dakhla en 2017 !

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Pierre-Emmanuel Quirin
President
Crans Montana Forum

21 11, 2016

CERCLE DES AMBASSADEURS A PARIS – Exceptional Conference : The Economic and Industrial reconstruction of MALI

In the framework of its cooperation agreement with the Cercle des Ambassadeurs à Paris, the Crans Montana Forum is delighted to be associated to the Exceptional Conference dedicated to the Economic and Industrial reconstruction of Mali.

Mr. Mohammed Ali Ag Ibrahim, Minister of Industrial Development of Mali will be the Guest of honor of this Conference.

It will be held next November 30 at 18:00 at the Académie Diplomatique Internationale of Paris.

For any further information, kindly contact the Cercle at [email protected]

10 11, 2016

Cooperation agreement between the Crans Montana Forum and TURKPA

On the occasion of the 18th Homeland & Global Security Forum held in Brussels (Belgium), from October 19 to 21, 2016, the Crans Montana Forum has decided to strengthen its cooperation with the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking Countries (TURKPA), International Organisation whose primary mission is to develop a political dialogue and to harmonize the legislations between the Turkic-speaking countries.

On Thursday October 20, 2016, Mr. Jandos Asanov, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turki-Speaking Countries and Mr. Pierre-Emmanuel Quirin, President of the Crans Montana Forum signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) offering a framework for future cooperation.

25 10, 2016

Official Award Ceremony on the occasion of the 18th Homeland & Global Security Forum

On the occasion of the Official Closing Ceremony of the 18th Homeland & Global Security Forum, held in Brussels (Belgium), in October 2016, Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron, Honorary Chairman & Founder of the Crans Montana Forum and H.E. Mr. Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium, presented the Prix de la Fondation 2016 to H.E. Mr. Ely Vall, Former President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and to Father Mussie Zerai, Chairman of the Habeshia Association, committed to rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron underlined the symbolism of this prestigious prize, which has awarded, since 1989, the most important modern initiators of Peace, Freedom and Human Dignity.

In the framework of this Ceremony, Mr. Gilles Pargneaux, Member of the European Parliament, Mrs. Oumou Sall Seck, Mayor of the city of Goundam in Mali and Mr. Bader O. Malallah, Director General of the Arab Planning Institute in Kuwait were also awarded.

They received the Gold Medal in order to celebrate their close links with the Crans Montana Forum and to reiterate the Forum’s support towards their commitment to build a more Humane and Impartial World.

The Ceremony ended with the nomination of the last 2016 New Leaders for Tomorrow.

29 09, 2016

Shimon Peres, one of the last 20th century great figures just passed away !

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Prime Minister Shimon Peres, has been for many years, a faithful friend of the Crans Montana Forum and its Founder, Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron.

He has never stopped believing in Peace and has dedicated his whole life to it. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and the Prix de la Fondation, presented by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Mr. Jean-Pascal Delamuraz.

He was introduced to Amb. Jean-Paul Carteron in Oslo thanks to Yasser Arafat. Since then, they remained close.

He asked the Crans Montana Forum to organise in April 1994, a “last chance” meeting with Yasser Arafat. It was essential to reconnect in the prospect of the Cairo Agreement. A respected and visionary Head of State, Ion Iliescu supported our Initiative and opened the doors of his capital, Bucarest. It was a great success.

He will be remembered fondly.

30 08, 2016

MODERNIZATION AND SECURITY CHALLENGES OF THE MARITIME INDUSTRY, a Club of Ports Special Program to be held next October in Brussels

A Special Program of the Crans Montana Club of Ports will be held in the framework of the forthcoming Homeland & Global Security Forum to take place in Brussels (Belgium) from October 19 to 21, 2016.

This Program will focus on Modernization and Security challenges of the Maritime Industry.

It will notably address the Security of Maritime Zones and Ports’ Infrastructures in order to ensure safe transport corridors, optimize trans-shipment processes, and fight piracy, terrorism and illicit trafficking.

It will gather specialized Ministers, Directors of Ports, Shippers’ Councils, Maritime Authorities, International and Regional Organizations from Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

30 08, 2016

THE 21ST CENTURY SILK ROADS : GLOBAL TRADE AND GLOBAL SECURITY, a Special Programme organized in association with the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC)

Globalisation and Trade within the 65 Silk road countries are threatened by an increasing protectionism of Governments and deadlock Multilateral Negotiations which lead to a stagnation of trade and investments flows.

A Special Program will be organized in close cooperation with the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC) in the framework of the forthcoming Crans Montana Homeland & Global Security Forum to be held in Brussels (Belgium) from October 19 to 21, 2016.

This Session, chaired by Mr. Jianzhong Lu, the SRCIC’s Founding Chairman, will address Development and Global Security Challenges in this Region and present supporting Initiatives such as the One Belt One Road (OBOR).

It will be a unique networking platform gathering Government Officials, International Organizations and Businesses from Europe, Asia, Middle East and the rest of the World.