Ambassador of Egypt to Serbia Amr Aljowaily has been granted the ‘Development of Friendly Relations’ award by Serbia’s Centre for International Public Policy, marking the first time the Centre has presented this shield to any of the accredited ambassadors in Serbia.
Aljowaily was presented the award by the president of the centre Aleksandar Klaric.
Ambassador Aljowaily delivered a public lecture titled ‘The Role of Egypt in International Relations in the Context of the Challenges of the 21st Century’ on 19 May at the University of Belgrade.
The lecture was organised by the Center for International Public Policy and was attended by graduate students from different disciplines.
Aljowaily reviewed the most important changes in international relations over the past two decades, including the dynamics of interaction of the major powers, the ramifications of the ICT revolution, as well as the globalisation of terrorist networks, their impact on the stability of countries, and their promotion of sub-national identities in the Middle East.
Aljowaily said that Egypt’s regional and international policies are based on various points that include promoting counterterrorism policy from a holistic perspective, adopting comprehensive approaches to the peaceful settlement of international disputes – which includes peacekeeping and sustainable peace-building – and harnessing the capabilities of multilateral organisations globally and regionally.
The ambassador also stressed Egypt’s keenness to pursue balanced relations with all major countries.
Klaric expressed his appreciation for participating in the World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh last November, noting that there is great interest among young Serbs to participate in this year’s edition.
Professor Zoran Krstic, head of the Master’s programme at Belgrade University, expressed his hope to see student exchange programmes between Egypt and Serbia, which would bring the two peoples closer.