Middle East Foundation for Peace and Development, approved by government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and founded in October of 2015,is an international non-governmental organization topromote peace and development in the Middle East. Its strategic goal is to collect the global power, integrate the international resources and jointly promote peace and development in the Middle East.
At present, the Middle East is facing a severe situation. Differences between nations, strife between religious sects and ethnic conflicts interplay while conflicts, humanitarian disasters and terrorist threats intertwine. Peace and security situation in the Middle East have become more complex, constantly reminding us that we have a long way to achieve lasting peace and stability in the Middle East. Under the above background and to conform to the trend of calling for peace and seeking development, Middle East Foundation for Peace and Development was established at the historic moment to provide an important platform for discussion on the construction of peace and security order in the Middle East.
The foundation has brought more positive energy to the peace and security in the Middle East. For a long time, China and the whole world have thought how to achieve peace in the Middle East. Peace Conference on the Middle East dominated by United States and other countries has been carried out for many years, meantime China has also actively worked for it. In May 2013, Mahmoud Abbas,President of Palestinian, and Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israeli, were invited to visit China, which indicated that China has been actively promoting the peace process in the Middle East. Many hands make light work——more organizations that have positive effect on collecting forces of peace are needed. As a non-governmental organization, Middle East Foundation for Peace and Development will discuss ardently focusing on peace and development to offer advice and suggestions for peace and development in the Middle East. With parties exchanging different concepts with each other, the consensus of comprehensive security, common security and cooperative security will be reached, and new ideas, new concepts and new proposals for maintaining the security will be constantly emerged.
The foundation, established by the folk in China, is a non-governmental organization but also reflects Chinese contribution to the peace and development in the Middle East. Through the ages, China has advocatedthe peace and the pursuit of peace has become the inner spirit of the Chinese nation. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council and a responsible country, China has played a positive and constructive role in promoting peace, security and prosperity in the Middle East for a long time. Middle East Foundation for Peace and Development is a non-governmental organization but also reflects the commitment of China to more contribution to peace and development in the Middle East. With the development of China, international community is paying more attention to Chinese policies and hoping to hear more voice from China. The foundation will also become a window for the international community to understand the concept of peace of China and promote the cooperation between China and other countries on peace and development and common security.
Main projects of the foundation include conferences and exhibitions, international communication, researches, trainings and international aid. Projects of communication refer to communication and cooperation in various forms of international forums, seminars and trainings; the international non-governmental organizations are also supported to participate in the discussions and meetings on issues of the Middle East. International aid programs are public welfare activities on education, health care, culture, reconstruction of homes and other areas to promote peace and development in the Middle East. Research projects refer to special studies on issues of the Middle East through working with experts and scholars on the Middle East from all over the world.
The foundation is actively building a professional and international team including international entrepreneurs with strength and influential experts and scholars both at home and abroad. This team has cooperated well with many science research institutions and renowned scholars around the world.
Middle East Foundation for Peace and Development is a new strategic platform. Although it started late, it has a good beginning and the prospect is broad. Under the concern and support from the United Nations and the whole world, the foundation will definitely get better, finding new answers for the peace and development in the Middle East.