Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair Applauds Middle East Peace and Security Forum's Global Impact
Duhok, Kurdistan Region: In a video message shared at the Middle East Peace and Security Forum (MEPS23), former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed his enthusiasm for the forum's discussions, emphasizing their significance not only for the region but for the broader global landscape.
Blair, who was unable to attend in person, conveyed his thoughts on the critical timing of the forum, stating, "The Forum, therefore, comes at this amazing and important time," and he anticipates that the deliberations will be of "immense interest way beyond the forum to the wider world."
Addressing the global political landscape, Blair described the current international system as "multipolar," highlighting the competition for influence among various actors, notably China and the United States in the Middle East. He underscored the forum's importance in tackling the contemporary challenges facing the region.
As the second day of MEPS23 unfolds in Duhok, hundreds of politicians, political pundits, and researchers are in attendance. Notable figures, including Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Masrour Barzani and President Nechirvan Barzani, are actively participating in the discussions.
Commencing on Monday, the two-day forum is dedicated to addressing pressing issues in both the Middle East and Iraq. The participants aim to foster dialogue and collaboration to navigate the complexities of the current geopolitical landscape and seek effective solutions to the challenges at hand.
The MEPS23 provides a platform for leaders and experts to exchange ideas, analyze regional dynamics, and contribute to shaping a more stable and secure future for the Middle East.