“Once the countries were independent, there was a short honeymoon of freedom. Then they became concerned with development.”
Dr. Saab pointed out that “In their struggle for development, the new countries found themselves between two ports: both the United States and the Soviet Union extend aid for development.
“The majority of the countries have a policy of accepting economic aid if there are no political strings attached,” Dr. Saab said.
The next problem is “how to preserve their independence,” Dr. Saab said.
Dr. Saab noted that since World War II, “Communist states have arisen in every place in the world except North America and the Middle East.
“The people are basically religious. Their supreme values and ideals are spiritual. The area is the birthplace of three great religions,” he stressed.