The European Union Delegation seeks the opinion of the council regarding a number of Regional issues
On the 5th of August 2018, Ambassador Dr.Ezzat Saad and Ambassador Dr.Mohammed Badr Eldeen received Mrs.Carole Demol, the political adviser to the EU delegation to Egypt at the Council’s Headquarters. Upon the request of the guest, the meeting dealt with a brief presentation of the Council’s mission, activities, partnerships, and the nature of the issues addressed in the conferences, workshops, and round tables organized by the council.
The Director of the Council, Ambassador Ezzat Saad, pointed out that the Council retains good working relationship with the European delegation to Cairo, as Mr.James Moran, the Former Head of the delegation, has more than once called for speaking with the members of the Council on developments of Egypt’s relations with the European Union, whether on the aspects addressed in the Egyptian European partnership agreement or those which are out of the scope of this agreement, indicating the particular importance that Egypt attaches to its relations with the European Union for being Egypt’s biggest economic and trade partner.
Mrs.Demol was interested in seeking our views on the following issues in particular:
Developments in Syria, Egyptian vision on these developments, and recently concluded agreements between Syrian opposition groups under Egyptian auspices and Russian support.
Egypt’s vision on developments in Ethiopia, and the implications of these developments on the Egyptian Ethiopian bilateral relations particularly those concerned with the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam issue.
Recent developments in the State of South Sudan, and the last agreement between President Salva Kiir and the opposition leader Machar Sidoum.
Ambassador Saad and Ambassador Zayed clarified Egypt’s position toward the above mentioned issues, in addition to answering some of the questions related to Egypt’s African relations, and the security situations in the Middle East i