Fabien Baussart

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Fabien Baussart
Born (1973-01-25) 25 January 1973 (age 46)
Paris
NationalityFrench
OccupationPresident of the center of political and foreign affairs
Websitethecpfa.com

Fabien Baussart ((1973-01-25)25 January 1973) is the founder and president of the think tank Center of Political and Foreign Affairs (CPFA),[1][2] which organizes events and discussions on various geopolitical topics around the world[3][4] with prominent political figures such as Zbigniew Brzezinski, Kofi Annan, José María Aznar, Mohamed ElBaradei, and Al Gore.[5][6]

Biography[edit]

Baussart is a businessman[7][8] who has invested in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.[9] In 2005 he founded Xorus Press Inc.[10] which published the French and Russian editions of Foreign Policy[11] and invested in various media outlets in Ukraine, Russia and France. In 2010, Baussart sponsored a new art magazine entitled Le Monde de l'Art, which launched in Paris and was directed by the writer Guillaume de Sardes.[12] He also sponsored the KitSon Club, a French think tank.[13]

Fabien Baussart worked on solving various political crises, focusing particularly on Libya[14] and Syria,[15] by facilitating peace talks between different protagonists.

In 2015, as president of CPFA, he initiated peace talks on Syria in Astana with Randa Kassis by appealing to the first Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev.[16][17]

Political initiatives[edit]

Peace in Syria[edit]

In 2015 Baussart and Randa Kassis appealed to the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev to launch a peaceful solution to the crisis and launch a political platform that could assemble moderate Syrian opponents.[18][19]

Two first meeting was chaired by the Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov in May 2015. The second meeting was opened by the Secretary of State of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova and mediated by Fabien Baussart and the Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Askar Mussinov.[20][21] The meetings resulted in two resolutions being signed by the participants, which created the Astana Platform and helped pave the way for the peace process in Astana.[22][23][24]

In February and July 2017 Baussart and Kassis initiated discussions in Geneva to develop a preparatory document to reform the Syrian Constitution. [25] [26] This initiative was promoted during the National Conference in Sochi in January 2018 by Randa Kassis despite objections from the Syrian government and part of the opposition.[27][28]

Peace talks – Kazakhstan[edit]

In 2015, Fabien Baussart launched a "Committee of the Wise" that would address various issues related to international peace.

The committee gathered several prominent political figures and Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including former Israeli President Shimon Peres, former Vice President of Egypt and general-director of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei, former President of Poland Lech Walesa, Guatemalan human rights activist Rigoberta Menchu Tom and Chairman of the IPCC Rajendra Pachauri,[29][30] former President of Colombia Cesar Gaviria and former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero. The Committee met in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, where they were received by President Nazarbayev in the Presidential Palace.[31]

Nuclear Non – Proliferation Initiative[edit]

In 2016 Baussart organised a conference on nuclear non-proliferation with guest speakers Kofi Annan, Bronislaw Komorowski, Jack Straw, Yasar Yakis and Giulio Terzi. [32]



References[edit]

  1. ^ Solomon, Jay (23 November 2016). "Donald Trump Jr. Held Talks on Syria With Russia Supporters". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Center of Political and Foreign Affairs". Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  3. ^ Fair, Vanity; France, Condé Nast Digital (21 April 2017). "Comment Vladimir Poutine s'invite à la présidentielle". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  4. ^ Sputnik. "Strategic Synergy: Trump to 'Improve Ties With Russia on Syria, Ukraine'". Sputnik News Agency. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  5. ^ "SEBASTIAN PIÑERA E. EN LA PRESIDENCIA DE CHILE". sebastian-pinera-presidente.blogspot.com. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Des agences fixent la cote des Ex". Challenges. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Trump's son met Moscow-backed Syrian 'opposition' politician". Middle East Eye. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  8. ^ uz, Kun. "Tashkent, Paris prepare joint projects". Kun.uz. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  9. ^ "fabien baussart russie". diembaovn.info. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  10. ^ "List of participants – 3rd Annual YES Meeting – Yalta Annual Meeting – YES". yes-ukraine.org. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  11. ^ https://carnegieendowment.org/files/participants.pdf
  12. ^ "Presse Edition :: Numéro 1:Le Monde de l'Art". presseedition.fr. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  13. ^ http://www.fondation-prometheus.org/publish/2009-01-16~1945@LA_LETTRE_A
  14. ^ Andrea Morigi (1 July 2018). "Il ministro sfida la Francia e prepara l' asse con Tripoli". Alleanza Cattolica (in Italian). Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Donald Trump Jr held secret talks with pro-Russia politicians over what to do in Syria". The Independent. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  16. ^ "Syria – Center of Political and Foreign Affairs". Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  17. ^ Voltaire, Réseau. "Des " sages " pour la Syrie". Réseau Voltaire (in French). Retrieved 27 June 2019.
  18. ^ Putz, Catherine. "Kazakhstan to Host Syria Talks". thediplomat.com. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  19. ^ "Le fils de Trump a rencontré une femme politique de l' " opposition " syrienne soutenue par Moscou". Middle East Eye. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  20. ^ October 2015, Malika Orazgaliyeva in International on 6 (6 October 2015). "Representatives of Syrian Opposition Meet in Astana". The Astana Times. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  21. ^ Sceaux, Groupe Gaulliste (15 March 2016). "Fabien Baussart : La solution militaire d'où qu'elle vienne ne sera jamais viable". Groupe Gaulliste Sceaux (in French). Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Majority of Syrian Opposition Sign Final Document at Reconciliation Talks". Sputnik News Agency. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  23. ^ INFORM.KZ (4 October 2015). "В Астане подписана итоговая декларация по борьбе с кризисом в Сирии (ФОТО)". inform.kz (in Russian). Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  24. ^ "Second round of Syrian opposition talks to kick off in Astana on Friday". Ақ Жайық (in Russian). Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  25. ^ "Second round of Syrian opposition talks to kick off in Astana on Friday". Ақ Жайық (in Russian). Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  26. ^ "منصة أستانا: غاتيلوف يؤيد مقترحات الخبراء السوريين حول الدستور الجديد". RT Arabic (in Arabic). Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  27. ^ "Russia's Syrian peace conference teeters on farce". The Guardian. 30 January 2018.
  28. ^ "Conférence mouvementée à Sotchi sur la paix en Syrie". RFI. 30 January 2019.
  29. ^ "Kazakhstan peace talks". The CPFA.
  30. ^ "Kassis meets Beibut Atamkulov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan". Randa Kassis.
  31. ^ "Мемлекет басшысы Ақылмандар кеңесінің мүшелерімен кездесті". ҚАЗАҚСТАН РЕСПУБЛИКАСЫ ПРЕЗИДЕНТІНІҢ. 18 September 2015.
  32. ^ "Nuclear Non-Proliferation". The CPFA.