By Manel Mselmi
Syrian diaspora plays an important role in shaping the future of the country after several years of war and destruction.Rebuilding the country is a process which needs the support of both Europe andthe Syrian diaspora who wants to make a change.Dr Mohammed Izzat Khatab, the founder of “Syria for all” is determined to rebuild his country economically, politically and culturally. This French entrepreneur from a Syrian descent dreams of a Marshall plan in Syria.To fulfill this dream, Dr Khatab wants to take advantage of the French and European expertise to create projects in his homeland. His working meeting with the French Billionnaire Serge Dassault ,the chairman of Dassault group of High Tech software and aviation aims at developing the industry and the aviation as well as rebuilding airports in Syria in order to promote Peace and security in the region. The purpose is to transfer French expertise and technology to the Syrian People after so many years of war.
Preserving the Syrian culture and history is one of the objectives of Dr Khatab who dreams of restoring the city of Palmyre destructed by the war. Khatab is one of the supporters of Mrs Audrey Azoulay, the former minister of culture in France and the recently elected president of the Unesco.He thinks that the young lady is a perfect candidate who can build peace in Syria and support education and culture in the region. Her knowledge, openness and tolerance help her promote peace and coexistence between the different communities in Syria and rebuild the history and the cultural heritage of the country .