¿Una Unión del Medio Oriente?

TOLEDO, ESPAÑA – Este otoño, el Centro Internacional de Toledo para la Paz convocó a una reunión dedicada a la cooperación en materia de agua en el Medio Oriente. Una de las conclusiones que se alcanzaron fue que cualquier respuesta efectiva a la distribución desigual de recursos naturales en la zona debe ser regional. Con esta idea en mente, Munther Haddadin, ex ministro de recursos hidráulicos de Jordania, propuso una "Unión del agua y la energía" para el Medio oriente, un mecanismo de largo plazo que integre a la fragmentada región.

La idea es atractiva. Suena muy lógico responder a esas necesidades básicas de tal forma que se administren las carencias y los excedentes a nivel regional.

En efecto, el paralelismo con el papel que desempeñaron el carbón y el acero en la fundación de la Unión Europea es tan claro que el mes pasado Joschka Fischer, ex ministro de relaciones exteriores de Alemania, hizo un llamado para crear una unión de ese tipo. También lo hicieron el ex presidente checo, Vaclav Havel, y un grupo de destacadas personalidades internacionales que apoyan la idea de la integración regional mediante el agua. Al haber convocado la reunión en España, estamos totalmente a favor de tratar de alcanzar una meta tan encomiable.

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