Documents

General documents

Barack Obama at the UN General Assembly 
25 September 2012

Barack Obama on the Middle East and North Africa 
19 May 2011

Barack Obama on a new beginning  
Speech by President Obama at Cairo University, 4 June 2009 

Greater Middle East Partnership
Text of a "working paper" circulated by the United States in preparation for the G-8 summit scheduled for June 2004. The document is in three parts, discussing promoting of democracy and good governance, building a knowledge society and expanding economic opportunities.

Freedom in Iraq and the Middle East 
Speech by President George W Bush, 6 November 2003.

'New World Order' 
President George Bush's address to Congress, 6 March 1991

Anglo-French Joint Statement on Aims in Syria and Mesopotamia - 8 Nov 1918

The Sykes-Picot Agreement - 1916

Letter from Sir Henry McMahon to Ali ibn Hussain - 1915


Arab League documents

Alexandria Protocol 7 October, 1944

Charter of the Arab League 22 March, 1945

Cultural Treaty 1946 

Arab League Declaration on the Invasion of Palestine 15 May, 1948

Joint Defence and Economic Cooperation Treaty 1950-52 

Arab Convention for the Suppression of Terrorism 22 April 1998

The Arab League Satellite Broadcasting Charter 2008


Documents from Arab summits

Beirut, 27-28 March, 2002

The Arab Peace Initiative - full text

The Beirut Declaration - final communique from the summit (extracts). 

Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia - text of speech

Yasser Arafat - text of speech delivered by video link


Amman, 27-28 March, 2001

Final statement - full text

Iraq and Kuwait - draft resolution rejected by Iraq


Cairo 21-22 October, 2000

President Hosni Mubarak - speech to the inaugural session

Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia - text of speech