When they favor the access of other people to education and health care, the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity, but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights.
My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions which I carried out during many conflicts, which very often occurred between brothers of the same country, are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations based on personal ambitions.
There is an idea of democracy produced by one-sided thinking.
The introduction of political pluralism often quickly led to bad results.
Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it.
The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South.
The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause.
Do not forget that the Arab countries, starting with Algeria and Egypt, are the ones that have paid the heaviest toll because of Islamic terror.
It is not right to associate the fight against international terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam.
In brief, Western democracy, as other political models, is not exportable to all regions of the world.
In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity.
But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.
But it is important to observe that when Europe or the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed to be aimed against a certain regime, usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished.
The African Union has to act in order to put an end to armed conflicts that undermine the continent, to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and other contagious diseases, to promote sustainable development of its member states.
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