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Dean Fahmy’s interview with Al Dostoor newspaper

In an interview with Al Dostoor Egyptian newspaper, on November 29, Nabil Fahmy, dean of School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at The American University in Cairo and Egypt’s former foreign minister, shared his insights on various contemporary issues related to Egypt and the Middle East. Fahmy discussed the insurgent role of the Islamic republic of Iran in inciting terror and destabilizing Arab nations. He expressed his concerns about the failure of negotiations between Egypt and Ethiopia regarding the Ethiopian renaissance dam, highlighting Ethiopia’s reluctance to cooperate with Egypt. 

Fahmy spoke about Egypt’s need to regain its regional prominence in the Middle East and Africa. He highly valued the efforts by the Egyptian government in the fight against terrorism. Fahmy also discussed the peace deal proposed by the United States and President Donald Trump's approach to the complicated Arab-Israeli conflict. Fahmy disregarded the possibility of a settlement to the Syrian crisis in the near future.