51 Total Quotes

Omar Bongo Quotes

For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point - if not a commodity - of political groups aiming to rise to power.
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#American Actor #Democracy

The introduction of political pluralism often quickly led to bad results.
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#American Actor

Therefore, every country has to understand that fighting against international terrorism is not for the sake of the United States, but for the sake of themselves, and, to a larger extent, in the name of stability of international relations.
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#American Actor #Country

We are not asking the rich countries for charity, but for understanding and justice.
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#Charity

In short, we have, among African countries, a duty of solidarity.
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#American Actor #Duty

In other words, the fundamental values (freedom, justice, equality of rights) began to be respected by France and the United States in the 1950s-1960s, after decolonization and assuring civil equality between Blacks and Whites.
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#Equality

Because the world is in economic recession, which worsened since this drama happened, and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences.
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#American Actor #Country

Economic sanctions rarely achieve the desired results.
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#American Actor

The resources of our continent attract, more than ever, the interests of rich countries.
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#American Actor

From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War, in spite of the participation of a considerable number of African states in the non-aligned movement, everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks.
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#American Actor #Participation

But the Western countries that link their partnership with the poorest countries with respect for democracy also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries.
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#American Actor

The most powerful State in the world, which up to now was relatively protected from terrorist violence, is no longer an inviolable sanctuary.
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#American Actor

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.
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#American Actor

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.
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#American Actor #Nations

Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States, has, on the contrary, intensified it.
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#American Actor

Certainly, Africa accounts for only l % of world trade, and we cannot assure our development on our own.
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#American Actor

It is important to prevent criminals capable of such inhuman behavior from taking advantage of this misery to justify their terrible acts.
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#American Actor

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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#American Actor

In spite of our poverty and our economic dependence, we do not have to give in, neither because we are sometimes abandoned nor because of the wish of some nations to impose their economic or political models.
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#American Actor

The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
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#American Actor

There is an idea of democracy produced by one-sided thinking.
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#American Actor

I am happy that sub-regional organizations are involved in preventing, managing and solving conflicts, as well as in peacekeeping missions.
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#American Actor

In brief, Western democracy, as other political models, is not exportable to all regions of the world.
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#American Actor

The birth of the African Union should encourage us to reexamine relations between African States.
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#American Actor