Lectures Given by Ambassador Dr. Hussein Abdel Khaleq Hassouna at the University of California
At the invitation of the University of California, USA, Ambassador Dr. Hussein Abdel Khaliq Hassouna, Member of the Council, delivered a number of lectures on February 2016, on the Egyptian vision towards international and regional issues and the most important challenges facing the Arab world, at the attendance of a number of research center experts interested in the Middle East.
The first lecture dealt with the history of the Egyptian diplomacy and its achievements in supporting the liberation and independence movements in Africa and efforts to support a just and lasting settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict, as well as the leading role of this diplomacy in the United Nations through Egypt’s membership in the Security Council, the International Court of Justice, International law, the Human Rights Council and other specialized organizations and committees.
The second lecture dealt with Egypt’s position on the Arab Spring revolutions and its internal democratic process, its efforts to settle the Palestinian issue, the Syrian and Libyan crisis, and the Egyptian position on Iran in the light of the recent nuclear agreement and its demands to establish a zone-free of weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.
The third lecture dealt with Egypt’s stance on terrorism, the Syrian refugee crisis, the issue of dialogue between religions and civilizations, the intervention of major powers in the region, the battle of the American presidential elections and the role of the Arab League in promoting Arab solidarity and protecting Arab national security.
The participants discussed various issues and expressed their appreciation for the Egyptian view concerning them and their appreciation of the Egyptian role in reaching a peaceful solution.