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Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative, to Take Part in MED 2016

Federica Mogherini, EU-High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of European Commission, confirmed her participation to MED 2016. She will join leading Foreign Ministers, among whom Boris Johnson (United Kingdom), Sergej Viktorovič Lavrov (Russian Federation), Ibrahim Abdul–Kareem Hamza al–Eshaiker al–Jaafari (Republic of Iraq), Ibrahim Ahmed Ghandour (Republic of the Sudan), Geoffrey Onyeama […]

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Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs to Join MED 2016

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be present at the MED event. He will join other Foreign Ministers, among whom Boris Johnson (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Sergej Viktorovič Lavrov, (Russian Federation), Adel bin Ahmad al–Jubeir (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Ibrahim Abdul–Kareem Hamza al–Eshaiker al–Jaafari (Republic of Iraq), Ibrahim […]

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Vice-President of the European Commission to Join MED 2016

Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, will join MED 2016. He will take part in the session ‘Mediterranean’s Path to a New Order: The Helsinki Experience’, which aims at re-thinking the political order in the extended Mediterranean region by establishing a scheme for collaboration to address shared security threats.

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MED 2016 to Provide Platform for Defence Ministers

The theme of regional ownership in fighting terrorism and instituting joint efforts to realize stability in the MENA region will be extensively discussed in MED 2016. Farhat Horchani, Minister of National Defence (Tunisian Republic), José Alberto Azeredo Lopes, Minister of National Defence (Portuguese Republic), and Roberta Pinotti, Minister of Defence (Italian Republic), will provide their […]

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The Syrian Crisis: A Key Issue of MED 2016

The political and humanitarian crisis in Syria will be a key topic at the MED event. The discussion will focus on the issue of refugees and the future of this country within the new political order in the MENA region. Major speakers, including the UN Special Envoy for Syria Steffan de Mistura, will participate in […]

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Tunisia Under the Spotlight

Some of the main players of the Tunisian democratic process will attend MED 2016. Ouided Bouchamaoui, Chairwoman of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA), Hela Cheikhrouhou, Minister of Energy, Mining and Renewable Energy, and Rashid Ghannouchi, President of the Ennahada Party, already confirmed their participation.

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Key Point: Re-thinking Economic Models in the enlarged Mediterranean Region

Fostering sustainable development in the Mediterranean region will be a key topics of the MED 2016 edition. The subject will be discussed by experts and Business Association representatives including Hafez Ghanem, Vice President of the World Bank for the Middle East and North Africa, and Adnane Addioui, President of the Moroccan Center for Innovation and Social […]

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MED 2016: A Hub for Debates among Leading Entrepreneurs

MED 2016 will provide a platform for high-level debate among leading entrepreneurs from both shores of the Mediterranean, Abdul-Aziz al-Ghurair, Chairman of the Board of Mashreq Bank, Hussain Jasim al-Nowais, Chairman of General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), and Fouad Makhzoumi, Chairman of the Makhzoumi Foundation and Naguib Sawiris, CEO of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding, […]

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Spotlight on Political Instability

The issue of political instability in the MENA region will be addressed in the session ‘Defying Gravity: Shaping Stability in the MENA Region’, organised in cooperation with the European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR). The debate will focus on analysing the current political trends in the MENA region and sketching out possible scenarios.

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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Participate in MED 2016

The MED 2016 Event will benefit from the contribution of Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs. Other Foreign Ministers who will be present at MED 2016 include Sergej Viktorovič Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Abdul–Kareem Hamza al–Eshaiker al–Jaafari, Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel bin Ahmad […]

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Building Energy Bridges: Connecting the Mediterranean Region

Energy interconnections are among the key drivers for growth in the extended Mediterranean Region. The MED 2016 session “Energy as a Bridge” will focus on this issue with the contributions of leading political figures, business leaders, experts and entrepreneurs. Prominent experts gathering in this occasion to explore possible avenues for fostering energetic cooperation in the […]

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MED 2016 to Discuss the Issue of Sectarianism

Ethnic and religious tensions are among the factors which have triggered current conflicts in the extended Mediterranean region. The session ‘Beyond Sectarianism: Addressing the Narratives of Religious Intolerance’, organized in partnership with the European University Institute (EUI), will focus on effective strategies to counter the divisive rhetoric of sectarianism and foster tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

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MED 2016: A platform for discussion with foreign ministers

MED 2016 will benefit from high-level contributions from Foreign Ministers from the MENA region, Europe and Africa. Sergej Viktorovič Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Abdul–Kareem Hamza al–Eshaiker al–Jaafari, Iraqi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel bin Ahmad al–Jubeir, Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ibrahim Ghandour, Sudanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, have already confirmed […]

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The Euro-Med Think Tanks Forum: A hub for high-level dialogue

Forty-five leading experts and directors of major international think tanks will meet during the MED 2016 event. The Forum, organized in partnership with the “Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program” of the University of Pennsylvania, is envisioned within the framework of the “preMED intiatives”, sectorial meetings tailored to selected audiences such as business communities, policy […]

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