MED 2017 Day Three Highlights

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ABOUT MED 2017

MED 2017 is the 3rd edition of the annual high–level initiative, co–organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI). This event is intended to turn Rome into a global hub for high–level dialogues on the broader Mediterranean, with a view to re–thinking traditional approaches and drafting a new "positive agenda". 

The event is by invitation only

THIRD DAY SPEECHES

  THE US ADMINISTRATION AND THE MIDDLE EAST   The Session discussed the Middle Eastern politics of the Trump Administration in the context of political divisions in the Gulf, post–conflict Syria and the Libyan crisis. 

THE US ADMINISTRATION AND THE MIDDLE EAST

The Session discussed the Middle Eastern politics of the Trump Administration in the context of political divisions in the Gulf, post–conflict Syria and the Libyan crisis. 

  DIALOGUE TOWARDS A MEDITERRANEAN PROSPERITY   The Dialogue discussed the promotion of sustainable development for the Mediterranean region, which includes economic, social and environmental issues. The role of China in supporting regional economy was also a key focus of the meeting.

DIALOGUE TOWARDS A MEDITERRANEAN PROSPERITY

The Dialogue discussed the promotion of sustainable development for the Mediterranean region, which includes economic, social and environmental issues. The role of China in supporting regional economy was also a key focus of the meeting.

  A VIEW FROM QATAR    Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al–Thani, Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, shared his country’s view on the main regional issues. 

A VIEW FROM QATAR 

Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al–Thani, Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, shared his country’s view on the main regional issues. 

  DIALOGUE WITH GHASSAN SALAMÉ   Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative and Head of UNSMIL (United Nations), discussed the Libyan peace process and the prospect for national reconciliation.

DIALOGUE WITH GHASSAN SALAMÉ

Ghassan Salamé, Special Representative and Head of UNSMIL (United Nations), discussed the Libyan peace process and the prospect for national reconciliation.

  DIALOGUE WITH ABRAHAM YEHOSHUA The Israeli writer Abraham Yehoshua provided his view on the shared identity elements in the Mediterranean region. 

DIALOGUE WITH ABRAHAM YEHOSHUAThe Israeli writer Abraham Yehoshua provided his view on the shared identity elements in the Mediterranean region. 

  CLOSING SESSION   Paolo Gentiloni, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy, and Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, concluded the third edition of RomeMed, highlighting the main results of the meeting. 

CLOSING SESSION

Paolo Gentiloni, President of the Council of Ministers of Italy, and Angelino Alfano, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, concluded the third edition of RomeMed, highlighting the main results of the meeting. 

THIRD DAY INTERVIEWS


MED SPEAKERS

MICHAEL KÖHLER

Director, Neighbourhood South, DG NEAR, European Commission

DINA FAKOUSSA

Head, Middle East North Africa Programme, DGAP, Germany

IBRAHIM AL–JAAFARI

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Iraq

OLIVIER ROY

Joint Chair in Mediterranean Studies, RSCAS, EUI

ALAIN AOUN

Vice Chair, Defense and Interior Committee, Lebanese Parliament

ALESSANDRO PROFUMO

CEO, Leonardo, Italy

GIOVANNI OTTATI

President of Confindustria Assafrica & Mediterraneo

ROSE GOTTEMOELLER

Deputy Secretary General, NATO

LORENZO VIDINO

Radicalisation and International Terrorism Centre, ISPI

ABRAHAM YEHOSHUA

Writer, Israel

JEFFREY SACHS

Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University, United States of America

WISSAM FATTOUH

Secretary General, Union of Arab Banks, Lebanon