Early this month, Edgo Chairman, Munib Masri, was honored by
the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC) at a
conference in the historic Chinese city of Xi’an.
The SRCIC is a non-governmental organization set up to promote
the renaissance of the Silk Road, an ancient network of trade
routes connecting East and West.
At the event, which took place on 6th and 7th of September, 2016,
Mr Masri was awarded the SRCIC Gold Camel award for his
contribution to economic and humanitarian services and is only
one of four international figures to have been honored in the way.
In his speech to the conference Mr Masri said:
“While our mandate as members of the SRCIC is a commerciallydriven
one, it is a strategic imperative for us to actively lobby our
leaders and governments to focus their efforts on delivering
meaningful and equitable conflict resolutions. A central pillar of
the Silk Road narrative is that such dialogue can serve to avoid
conflict, violence, and terrorism.
The Silk Road will be transformational, bringing countries closer,
peoples closer, and unify interests and goals. It will provide an
insurance policy against future armed conflicts through more
effective governance around conflict-resolution.”
Mr. Masri added “China is a great empire that works quietly and
without noise. It normally does not get involved directly, but it
has its ways to be involved indirectly and effectively. Going
forward, China’s role as a fresh international mediator in the
region, driven by its increasing business and financial interests, is
enhanced by its softer, back-door approach”.
increased investments in the Middle East region, China will find
that its business interests cannot be separated from the political
brokering that is necessary to create stability, where there is now
chaos. Therefore, the root causes of such chaos will need to be
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