At this Saban Center at the Brookings Institution Leadership Forum, His Excellency Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the foreign minister of Egypt, will discuss current Middle East developments, including the opportunity for Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking, the situation in Iraq, and the challenge of political reform.
Minister Aboul Gheit has had a distinguished diplomatic career, culminating in his appointment as Minster of Foreign Affairs in July 2004. Prior to this post, he served for a number of years as Egypt's permanent representative to the U.N. and before that as chief of cabinet in the office of Foreign Minister Amre Moussa.
Minister Aboul Gheit has been very active in promoting Egypt's role in international affairs, particularly on the Israeli-Palestinian front.
This open forum with Foreign Minister Aboul Gheit will be moderated by Martin Indyk, who directs the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.
The Leadership Forum provides high-level government officials from around the world with the opportunity to address members of the Washington policy community and to share their insights and perspectives on world events as well as on issues of particular concern to their countries.