Arab Spring an opportunity to advance shared goals of peace: Clinton
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her visit to Israel on Monday said the Arab Spring needed to be seen as an opportunity for US and Israel to think together; act together; and be smart, creative and courageous. It is said that Israeli President and Clinton had discussions on democratic movement in Egypt, conflict in Syria, Iran's nuclear programme and peace initiatives with the Palestinians.
WHILE TALKING about the outcome of Arab Spring, Clinton said “It is a time of uncertainty but also of opportunity. It is a chance to advance our shared goal of security, stability, peace and democracy along with prosperity for the millions of people in this region who have yet to see a better future.”
After her meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres, while hailing the Arab Spring as a positive shift towards a transformation in the region, Clinton added, “It is a time of uncertainty but also of opportunity. It is a chance to advance our shared goals of security, stability, peace and democracy.”
She urged Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi to respect a 1979 Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty to maintain the regional stability.
"Egypt is a key country in the Middle East and much depends on Egypt and a little bit on us as well, to continue the great march of peace,” Peres said.