The President of the Kemet Boutros Ghali Foundation for Peace and Knowledge Mamdouh Abbas disclosed earlier this week that the Boutros Ghali awards, worth EGP 2 million, will be announced in mid-November on what would have been the 97 birthday of the late Egyptian diplomat (1922 - 2016).
The announcement was made at a dinner reception at the Diplomatic Club in Cairo.
The famed Egyptian politician and diplomat served as Egypt's minister for foreign affairs and UN secretary-general from 1992 to 1996.
Kemet, which is the ancient Egyptian name for the land of Egypt, was founded by his wife Leia in 2018 to honor his legacy.
The dinner reception was attended by Minister of Planning Hala El-Said, National Security Advisor Fayza Abul-Naga, ambassador and former minister of family and population Moushira Khattab, former secretaries of the Arab League Amr Moussa and Nabil El-Arabi, former foreign ministers Mohamed Orabi and Mohamed Kamel Omar, and former minister of legal affairs Moufid Shehab.
Also attending were ambassador Mokhlis Qotb, vice president of the National Council for Human Rights, actress Yousra, director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Mustafa El-Fiqi, Al-Ahram newspaper diplomatic editor Aisha Abdel-Ghaffar, Al-Ahram newspaper international politics expert Osama Al-Ghazali, and Al-Ahram veteran writer Salah Montaser.
Actress Yossra, National Security Advisor Fayza Abul-Naga, Lea, wife of Boutros Ghali, Minister of Planning Hala El-Said, BA Director Mustafa El-Fiqi (Photo by Ayman Barayez)
The awards ceremony will be attended by many public figures and diplomats, who include admirers and students of Dr. Boutros Boutros Ghali.
The awards will be given to the top students at each of the faculties of law, economics and political science, as well as a prize for the best doctorate in the field of international law and another for the best doctorate submitted to Cairo University in the field of African studies.