The Arab Future and the role of Europe.

  • Peace Palace Den Haag The Netherlands

The Lutfia Rabbani Foundation will organise a conference entitled ‘The Arab Future and the Role of Europe’on November 27, 2014 in the Peace Palace, The Hague.  Following the official opening by the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs,  a keynote address will be delivered by Lakhdar Brahimi, former UN Syria envoy. Other notable European and Arabic participants include Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Filippo Grandi, Fawaz Gerges and Bernard Wientjes who will debate the opportunities and challenges facing Euro-Arab cooperation. Lyse Doucet, BBC’s Chief International Correspondent, will moderate the panels.

The conference will address the political transitions, economic opportunities and social challenges facing the region and the role Europe can contribute towards realising a Euro-Arab cooperation in these areas. The conference will bring approximately 350 invited guests together who represent a cross section of representatives from the difference segments of the European and Arabic  public and private sector, civil societs and the academic community.  The conference will close with Lakhdar Brahimi being awarded the Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize.

The conference corresponds with the vision of the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation that acts as a bridge between Europe and the Arab World to promote dialogue and mutual understanding  through means of debate, educational scholarships and cultural exchange. The conference is co-sponsored by the European Cultural Foundaton, Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion and Rabbani Trading & Consulting. Our travel partner is KLM.

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