Journalist Abdul Rahim Ali, head of the Center for Middle East Studies in Paris inaugurated the Center’s monthly seminar on Saturday at the center’s headquarters in Paris on human rights and attempts by terrorist groups to use them politically in their favor and use them as a pretext in the Western media to hit the stability of states the implementation of their terrorist schemes.
In his speech, Ali criticized the contradiction of the Western media discourse on the issue of human rights.
Ali said: “We are meeting today at the headquarters of the Center for Middle East Studies in the French capital Paris on the sidelines of the G7 summit which starts today in Biarritz and will continue until next Monday.
It will be attended by leaders of the seven European countries that believe in democracy, freedom and the need for international cooperation in the fight against terrorism and racial discrimination.
He added that the conference is held this year under the slogan of combating “inequalities as a matter of justice,” and as the chair of the group at this session France has identified five main priorities for discussion:
- Combating inequalities in destiny through the promotion of gender equality and access to education and quality health services.
- Reduce environmental inequalities through the protection of the planet thanks to funding for climate activities and equitable environmental transport focused on biodiversity conservation.
- To seize the opportunities offered by the digital field and artificial intelligence in a human-centered manner.
- To work for peace and combat the security and terrorist threats that undermine the foundations of our societies.
- Renew partnership with the African continent in a more equitable manner.
The seminar is organized on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Biarritz, a seaside town on the southwestern French Basque coast. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is attending the summit for the first time.
Mariam Benrand, a political violence specialist at the Arab and Islamic World Research and Studies Institute of the French Ministry of Higher Education, participates in the seminar.
Renowned Middle Eastern affairs specialist Roland Lombardi is also participating, along with renowned researcher Joachim Veliocas.
The seminar is mediated by CEMO Executive Director Ahmed Youssef.