On Sunday, September 19, 2021, IPI held its sixteenth annual Ministerial Working Dinner on the Middle East in its Trygve Lie Center for Peace, Security, and Development. The dinner drew the participation of foreign ministers and other high-level representatives.
The event was chaired by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, President of IPI, and co-hosted by the United Arab Emirates and Luxembourg, represented respectively by Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, and Jean Asselborn, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of Luxembourg.
Participants had a frank discussion on regional issues held under the Chatham House Rule.
Attendees included Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain; Sophie Wilmès, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, and of Defence of the Kingdom of Belgium; Jeppe Kofod, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark; Fuad Mohammad Hussein, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq; Ayman Safadi, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, Foreign Minister of the State of Kuwait and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs; Riad Al-Malki, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine; Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden; Othman Jerandi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tunisia; and Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak, Minister of Foreign and Expatriates Affairs of the Republic of Yemen.
Also present were Miguel Moratinos, High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations; Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States; Amr Moussa, Former Secretary General of the League of Arab States and member of IPI’s International Advisory Council; and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).