By Manel Mselmi
The role played by France and incarnated by French president Emmanuel Macron is important in bringing peace and stability in the Middle East in general and in Syria in particular. President Macron is determined to build Syria by being inspired by the libanese model, that of coexistence and tolerance. For the French president, Syria belongs To the Syrians and its future is between the hands of its fellow citizens and not only Bachar Alassad. A standpoint that Mohamed Izzat Khatab, a businessman and founder of “Syria for all” organisation shares.
Khatab believes that Macron is a real leader and a key element in the Syrian issue. The French-Syrian businessman is an activist for Peace in his country and has a plan called “Khatab plan” which aims at rebuilding Syria and helping the Syrian diaspora to go back to Syria and rebuild the country. Khatab’s foundation is working with the help of the French government and the European institutions on Post-war Syria in an attempt to provide Syrian people with the necessary living conditions after the war including housing, hospitals, schools and infrastructure.
Yesterday, the businessman had a meeting in the Élysée palace to discuss about his plan and the implementation of his project in 2018. Khatab believes that the French president is not only a smart leader but also a brave and determined one. His belief that peace is a continuous process that should be built with Syrians and his willingness to promote the values of freedom, democracy and free will among Syrians is an evidence. Khatab thinks that Syria and Syrians are in need for France and Europe’s help and support and relies on Macron’s visionary ideas to bring peace, prosperity and stability to the region .