The Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Organization (AAPSO) held the twenty-ninth Meeting of the Arab and Asian Solidarity Committees which was entitled "Preserving the National State" in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, during the period of 27th of March 2019 until the 28th of March 2019 with the participation of the representatives of the Arab countries: Egypt, Libya, Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Bahrain and Sudan.
During the meeting, the participants presented a number of research axes and theses, Palestine participated in this meeting with a paper presented by Prof. Saleh Abu Osbaa, the President of Al-Istiqlal University, and Mr. Anis Suwaidan, the Secretary General of the Palestinian Committee for Solidarity with the Afro-Asian Peoples.
Furthermore, Prof. Dr. Abu Osbaa discussed his thesis entitled "The Sykes-Picot Agreement and the dangers of dividing the Arab world between the past and the present” which adopted the strategies for dominating the Arab world and rebuilding a new Middle East. Also, the paper included the passage of more than a century of the Sykes-Picot agreement, the reaffirming of the permanent role of the Western and colonial powers in the division of the Arab region, the attempts to control its capabilities and the dependence on Western powers besides the strategic dimensions and interests of Sykes-Picot agreement, Napoleon's appeal to Jews on the walls of Acre, Bannerman report in 1907, McMahon promise to Al- Sharif Hussein in 1915, Sykes-Picot Convention 1916 and the Palmerston’s Conference in London in 1940.
Moreover, Prof. Dr. Abu Osbaa reviewed the drafting of this agreement in dividing the region as it is today in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and southern Turkey. Then he discussed Baghdad Declaration on 19th of March 1917, the Balfour Declaration on the 2nd of November 1917, the British statement of seven Arab leaders in 1918 and the Anglo-French declaration on the 7th November 1918.
At the end of the discussion, the President of Al-Istiqlal University discussed “The strategy of the creative chaos and the new mapping projects for the Arab world” which included the overall change in the Middle East, reconstruction after the destruction of the old foundations and traditions, the direct American dimension and the drafting and organizing of a political system in these countries. The last axis of the paper included a review of Yinon Plan 1982, the Bernard Lewis 1992 plan and the New York Times 2017 map.