Correspondent: ANDREA MORANTE, The New York Times
According to the Delegation of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, Uzbekistan stands for “Home of the Free.” Taken from a hybrid of languages from which Turkic prevails, the delegations of the Uzbek member state are “proud for belonging to the Soviet Socialist Republic.” Here at the Historical General Assembly, Uzbek files in its viewpoint to The New York Times in regards to the ongoing negotiations for Working Papers (WP) on “The Suez Canal Crisis” during HNMUN’s second committee session.
Question: Hello delegate, this is Andrea Morante from The New York Times. We have heard the discussions that you have all made so far in the Historical General Assembly (HGA). We have heard that your delegation has kept close cooperation with other delegations such as that of Uzbek, Honduras, and India. Could you please explain to our readers the contribution your delegation has placed in this cooperation so far?
Answer: As the Delegation of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, we have has given some several ideas for the Working Paper (WP) that we are working on right now. For example, we gave ideas to actually create-instead of a new body – we want continue the use of the existing body of the Suez Canal Company. The idea that we are actually proposing is that we can use NGOs [Non-Governmental Organizations] to give humanitarian aid. Also, we are really excited for the Working Paper (WP) that we are working on.
Question: Regarding the work of NGOs that you have mentioned your delegation will be looking forward to encourage in WPs, will you be aiming to establish collaboration with any particular NGO?
Answer: We were thinking that, since we are going to give humanitarian aid, NGOs such as the Red Cross- which is actually working for giving medicine to people- would be a great option. Especially with so many war casualties and all of that.
Question: Now that we have briefly addressed the humanitarian aspect of what you aim to do, we would like to know more about the military one. Could you please inform our readers about Uzbek’s stance in regards to the current foreign military intervention of The United States of America (USA), France and Israel?
Answer: Sure, so Uzbek is part of the Soviet Union. With this in mind, we are really about the acts of Britain, France and Israel. We really hope that the decision that we get to all can be applicable for all countries. It is also important that we give the best to the Egyptian people, we all know that they are really suffering, and so we want to give peace and security to everyone in Egypt.
Question: Now lastly, having heard about the solutions that your delegation aims to place in regards to military foreign intervention, we would like to be informed about the possibility of a ceasefire. This has been an issue of relevance to delegations in HGA. Will you be considering to call for a ceasefire with the delegations that you are working with? If so, will you be placing any guidelines or parameters?
Answer: Yes of course, we are looking to call for that [a ceasefire]. It should be done because if not casualties and economic damage will increase. Regarding the placing of guidelines… that is yet to be discussed. We will definitely consider giving military aid to peacekeeper operations in the regions. But we don’t yet want to be too specific until we have heard more about other countries’ perspectives.
Image: The Delegation of Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic is interviewed by The New York Times
Chronicle of the Suez Canal Renegotiations
The debate at the United Nations General Assembly is still going without having a significant effect on the political crisis. The claims by the Non Aligned and Soviet block that the Suez Canal must be under Egypt’s control are generating controversial responds by the western block. “Egypt is a sovereign State and it is its legitimate right to administrate the Suez Canal under its own rules,” stated the Egyptian representative.
“Once more the Western block wants to impose their ideology by force and invade a sovereign State” claimed the Delegation of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). In response to this statement, the delegation of the United States of America (USA) noted through an interview with The New York Times that “the importance of the Suez Canal is just because we [the western bloc] move our ships over that region. The Canal is crucial for our economy, and so – as we are the ones who made the payments for it- we have the right to keep using”.
Meanwhile, the Indian delegation is proposing a triple negotiation plan in order to have peace and stability in the region. “What we are moving at the negotiations is to have a triple negotiation between NATO, The Warsaw Pact and the Non Aligned Movement. If those three parties are able to sit down in the table and discuss by diplomatic means with the Egyptian government we will be able to reach consensus without violating sovereignty or international law,” the Delegation of India stated. “What we cannot permit is another aggressive action such as the French or the British invasion. That is totally against the UN Charter,” India added.
“We understand that the negotiations that we make at these point will have strong significance for the peace and stability of the region,” stated the Delegation of the United States. “As mentioned throughout the talks of the conference, insensitive management in regards to consideration of sovereign standards can have fatal consequences.”
If the HGA is not able to solve this crisis by a diplomatic way, the probability of the emerging of a new war in the Middle East could unleash itself in the near future. The Delegations of the HGA have the duty to solve this problem in order to avoid a new war.
The New York Times will keep updating for the coming news.
Breaking News: British Brigadier General addresses the Historical General Assembly (HGA) for a cease of military operations.
British Brigadier General addresses the Historical General Assembly (HGA) for a cease of military operations. Delegations from The United States and The Israel State have communicated a Press Release to The New York Times regarding the groundbreaking event, as well as the status of current negotiations on the Suez Canal Crisis.
During the Second Committee session of HNMUN 2018, a British Brigadier General arrived to the HGA in order to provide a Government Press Release. He had been recently placed in “charge on the undertaking of operations in the Suez Canal in the region in an effort to stabilize the region,” as stated in an interview with The New York Times.
Previously in the HGA, the Brigadier General had issued an ultimatum regarding peace in the region calling for all member states in the region to cease military operations. However, the ultimatum was “clearly ignored by all parties as violence has continued.”
While the Brigadier General has communicated that British forces will respect the rights of the Israeli to protect themselves in the face of the Egyptian menace, they will condemn acts of violence, and will want nothing more than “a quick and effective resolution of rising conflicts.”
The United States of America and the State of Israel gave a Press Release to The New York Times in regards to their position on the update.
“Our Delegations both acknowledge the impact of the update. Great Britain’s forces have continued to engage with Egyptian forces. Moreover, the Egyptian Government has been counterproductive with its negotiations, making this situation much more difficult to manage on time. With this, Israel believes that the best solution is one that acknowledges the economic crisis as we as the issue of sovereignty.”
Furthermore, the delegations were able to provide information regarding to the topics that might soon be proposed by delegations at HGA through moderated caucuses. Aiming to discuss the demilitarization of the Suez Canal Region, the delegations sought to discuss the economic and military aspects of that the action of demilitarization would imply
“Primarily we would like to make sure that there is a de-militarized zone around the Suez Canal. That way, we could avoid more bloodshed and we can ensure that Egypt has sovereign territory over the Suez, and so there is no conflict over it the Zone.
“We would like to set forward a system called “The Suez Canal Association” that will ensure that both the territory is split evenly- granting Egypt the access to the funds it strives for- and that there is a way of arbitration that can prevent further bloodshed.”
“We cannot stress the necessity to discuss
The New York Times is yet to report on the international reactions of this breaking news update.