The key passage:
“The Arab-Israeli issue is a very important issue in that region, just to state the obvious,” one official acknowledged at a briefing for about two dozen journalists. But he said reporters, who were not permitted inside the conference rooms during the Rabat session, missed the bigger picture.
“There is a sense of urgency that you felt in the room as you heard countries talking about the importance of reform,” he said. “What has changed is that we have created a mechanism now for countries to participate fully with their neighbors in the room to talk about issues of reform.”
Created a mechanism? What does that mean? A meeting is now a mechanism to facilitating reform?
A sense of urgency? Are we now meeting and interpretating the atmosphere as a sign of conferences’ success/failure?
This is “project 3000” – refoming the Arab world by year 3000.
Excuse me for being critical and cynical…. I did not understand the fuller picture. I need to start reading between the subtle feelings and lines of such events before lashing out.
I am glad the world is ordered again and progress/reform is coming. I’ll just sit and wait for it to come…..