The Egyptian Association of Francophone Jurists launched on Wednesday the Boutros Boutros Ghali Award for Dialogue, Democracy and Peace in a ceremony at Al-Ahram Press Institution.
The award, worth 10,000 euros, is given out every two years by an international jury, and this year it will be under the auspices of the Egyptian and French presidencies, according to the head of the association Taymour Mostafa Kamel.
Kamel added during the ceremony that the details of the competition will be announced soon.
He also said that the launching of this award under the name of the late diplomat Boutros Ghali holds important significance, expressing appreciation for Ghali’s influential role as secretary-general of the UN and during his tenure at the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The event was attended by a group Egyptian and French law experts as well as public figures and former ministers including former Arab League secretary Amr Moussa, former parliament speaker Ahmed Fathi Sorour, and former minister of tourism and industry Mounir Fakhry Abdel-Nour.
The event was hosted at Al-Ahram by chairman Abdel-Mohsen Salama and Al-Ahram Hebdo editor-in-Chief Nevine Kamel.