H E SayyidBadr bin Hamad al Busaidi, Foreign Minister, participated in the fourth Middle East Mediterranean (MEM) Summer Summit, held at Switzerland’s Italian-speaking public university, the UniversitàdellaSvizzeraItaliana in Lugano, on Tuesday.
SayyidBadr delivered a keynote address on the issue of social justice and its relevance to both foreign and domestic policies.
Oman’s participation in the summit was warmly welcomed by a diverse audience including a number of young people from the GCC states, Morocco and Palestine.
The main topics to be discussed at the summit throughout the week will be the Palestinian cause, the challenges facing Europe as a result of refugees fleeing conflict zones, and the need for the new US administration to rebuild the trust of its regional allies.
The summit analysed the complexity of the Middle East Mediterranean Region, contextualising its current developments in global history and prompting a broader reflection on contemporary challenges.
The participants noted that this region has a significant impact on international dynamics, on Europe and its political structures.