ArDO: Yes we want Lebanon to be the Switzerland of the East and Beirut the Paris of the East

ArDO - Aramean Democratic Organization

4/23/2005 6:26:49 PM The Pro-Democracy Lobby
The Aramaic Democratic Organization (ArDO) is a Swedish-based Lebanese organization that seeks self-determination for the Aramaic nation. The Aramaic nation is composed of all groups for whom Aramaic is their primary heritage language.

ArDO believes that self-determination should be implemented through the creation of a federal Lebanon with two official languages; Aramaic and Arabic. Aramaic should however be the sole official language and the only language of instruction in the Aramaic state on Mount Lebanon. English should become an official auxiliary language as in Ethiopia and Israel.

ArDO envisions a democratic Lebanon that enjoys good relations with all free nations. The millet system in Lebanon needs to be replaced with a federal structure that will provide self-determination to all the main regions of Lebanon.

Lebanon is a multi-ethnic nation composed of Aramaeans, Druze, Kurds, Armenians, Alawis, Jews, Arabs and others. ArDO is determined to achieve the re-appropriation of the Aramaic identity and language and achieve self-determination for the Aramaic people within the framework of a federal Lebanon.

ArDO stands in solidarity with every people that are denied self-determination. ArDO firmly believes in the right to self-determination of every people.

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