Meeting of the Board of Directors with H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs
On December 13, 2020, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry received, in his office at the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Maspero, ECFA Chairman, Board of Directors, and Director, in an annual meeting in which the members are keen to discuss the Egyptian vision regarding the main challenges witnessed in the region, in addition to the latest developments related to a number of important files, especially the Palestinian cause, developments in Libya, GERD negotiations, as well as Egypt’s efforts and steps aimed at achieving regional peace and stability, and its active diplomatic interaction in the various foreign policy circles in a manner that contributes to realizing Egyptian interests.
The Minister expressed his appreciation for the important role of the Council in introducing the various foreign policy issues, and communicating with the corresponding institutions (think tanks and research centers) in order to convey the Egyptian vision regarding these issues and the main challenges facing the regional and international milieu in an objective and professional manner. In this context, he praised ECFA’s leadership and accumulated experiences qualifying it to continue this role effectively.
On his part, Ambassador Dr. Mounir Zahran expressed gratitude for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ support to the Council and its activities, hailing the extended cooperation between the two sides, and referring in this context to a number of important activities organized by the Council over the last period, including Arab, regional and international issues. ECFA Chairman also extended an invitation to the Foreign Minister to inaugurate the Council’s annual conference (2020).