Cairo, March 12, 2019, the BUE welcomed HE Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the Secretary General of the League of Arab States (LAS), in the presence of Mr. Mohamed Farid Khamis; Chairman of the BUE Board of Trustees, Several Board Members, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Hamad, President of BUE, Vice Presidents, as well as dignitaries and some representatives from Arab Embassies. During this welcome meeting, the Secretary General Mr. Aboul Gheit listened to several presentations on BUE’s recent accomplishments, BUE annual participation in the LAS summer training and simulation modules, showcased his two books” My Testimony” and “Witness on War & Peace”. He kindly dedicated a special signed edition of his two books to the Library of the British University in Egypt.
Later on the Secretary General held an open discussion with Political Science Students in an open and interactive environment, where he discussed the challenges that face the League of Arab States especially after the Arab Spring, efforts to forge Arab consensus, face extra regional challenges , and pointed out the differences between the Arab League and several other regional organizations such as the European Union. At the end of the discussion, he urged BUE students to chase their dreams, read extensively, study hard, and uphold research, keeping in mind that today’s youth will soon shape the future of our nation. The discussion was arranged by Ambassador Dr. Mahmoud Karem, Director of the Centre for Egypt and E Studies, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Wadouda Badran; Dean of the Faculty of BAEPS and moderated by Dr. Amany Ismail; Head of the Political Science Department.