[19/June/2004] Al- Gomhuryah daily official newspaper focused its editorial today June 19, on the status quo of Arab nation. The editorial written under the title “ What do we want/” stated that Arab issues from Palestine to Iraq to Somalia whether they are pertaining to political conflicts and ideological confrontations or they are in connections with the development obstacles such as poverty , illiteracy and backwardness almost all Arab countries are suffering from. All the aforementioned issues must be addressed soon through cooperation among Arab states.
The editorial went on saying ” the fact is that intramural disputes among Arab states was eventually conducive to the weakness and backwardness of Arab peoples. Thereby, Arabs should strive to put an end to their problematic issues on top of which Arab-Israeli conflict , Iraq’s occupation and Somalia plight. Then , Arab political regimes ought to embark on genuine political and economical reforms so as to bring about urgent solutions to the chronicle problems like poverty and unemployment which conduce to political instability and social disturbance.
Al-Gomhuryah added that positive upheavals now are imperative, so we have to launch the reforms campaign at once in the various fields simultaneously, in order to be fruitful and bring the desirable goals. Political changes can only succeed if they are accompanied by economical reforms . Otherwise, obstacles that retard the development being tackled , political transformations would be useless.
The paper concluded its editorial saying “ the Arab peoples and political systems alike should devise their own schemes and mechanisms to make the advantageous transformations in their societies. Most importantly is to realize what do we want ,as Arab, and the way we can make our ends come true.”