Thursday, May 26, 2011

dinner in Cairo

"The analysis of the current transition process in Egypt in a comparative perspective is the goal of the international seminar, which runs Saturday and Sunday in Cairo, where the democratic experiment and Portugual will also be addressed.

The meeting, sponsored by the Institute for Security Studies European Union (EUISS / ISS) and the Arab Forum for Alternatives (AFA), includes the collaboration of other institutions, which highlight the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (IEEI) Lisbon the Portuguese Institute for Development Support (IPAD) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain.

As of the meeting held in March in the capital of Tunisia and discussed the situation in the country after the "revolution of jasmine" in January, the analysis of transition processes in countries of southern Europe in the 1970s, particularly Portugal and Spain, which justifies the Portuguese delegation is the most numerous among the foreign guests present in the Egyptian capital.

Alv aro de Vasconcelos, Director of EUISS, Guilherme d'Oliveira Martins, as chairman of the National Cultural Centre, the lawyer José Luis da Cruz Vilaca and journalist Teresa de Sousa are confirmed attendees. Similar to what happened in Tunis, the meeting will be closed on Sunday afternoon by Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, João Gomes Cravinho, and also by Mohamed El-Baradei, former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA ), and Nobel Peace Prize candidate for presidential elections in Egypt.

Among the responsible participation of Egyptians, the focus is on ElShobaki Amr, who runs the ASA and preside at the opening session alongside Alvaro de Vasconcelos and José Yañez-Barrionuevo, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain.

On Saturday dinner is planned an intervention of Javier Solana, former secretary general of NATO and former representative for common foreign and security policy of the European Union. "Link

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