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MEM Summer Summit 2020

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MEM Summer Summit Forum 2020

Emmanuel Macron’s speech during the MEM Summer Summit

The French President Emmanuel Macron, in a video message, spoke about the importance of the region and its political balance, focusing on the conflicts in Syria and Libya and the crisis in Lebanon. The analysis of the French President – invoking for collective responsibility to find shared solutions – is structured around four pillars: religion, demographics, energy and politics.

The Forum online

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Forum 2020

The third edition of the Summit in 2020 was a great success with its exceptional list of speakers, including the French President Emmanuel Macron who delivered a keynote speech on the importance of the region structured around four pillars: religion, demographics, energy, and politics, and Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, who underlined the importance of art, culture and education in the fight against inequalities as well as youth and women’s unemployment.

Download the full Forum programme here: MEM Summer Summit 2020 Online Edition – Forum Programme

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IGNAZIO CASSIS

Head of the Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA),Switzerland

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EMMANUEL MACRON

President of the French Republic, France

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AUDREY AZOULAY

Director-General of UNESCO, France

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MONIKA SCHMUTZ KIRGÖZ

Swiss Ambassador in Beirut, Switzerland

Pio Wennubst

PIO WENNUBST

Vice Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Switzerland

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BOAS EREZ

Rector, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

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MAHA EL-ADAWY

MD and Director, Health Protection and Promotion, WHO Office Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Egypt

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YASMIN EL HABAK

Young change-maker

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LAZARE ELOUNDOU ASSOMO

Director, Culture and Emergencies, UNESCO, France

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LUCA FASANI

Journalist, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, Switzerland

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NASSIF HITTI

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Lebanon

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GILLES KEPEL

Professor and Scientific Director of the Middle East Mediterranean Freethinking Platform, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland; PLS Paris Sciences et Lettres-École Normale Supérieure, France

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RACHID KORAICHI

Artist, Algeria

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ANDREY KORTUNOV

Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), Russia

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GIAMPIERO MASSOLO

President of ISPI (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale), President of Fincantieri, Italy

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AHMED MATER

Artist, Saudi Arabia

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PAOLA NURNBERG

Journalist, RSI Radiotelevisione svizzera, Switzerland

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DIMITRIOS PAPACHRISTOU

Young change-maker

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PATRICK POUYANNÉ

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Total, France

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MUSTAFA SANALLA

National Oil Corporation, Libya

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DIANA SEGANTINI

Advisor for Arts, culture, heritage and media, Switzerland

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CLAUDIA SOSAI

Young change-maker

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SOFIA VOLPI

Young change-maker

Pio Wennubst

PIO WENNUBST

Vice Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), Switzerland

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CLAUDIA SOSAI

Young change-maker

Cultural Dimension 2020

Nour Nasreldin ideated and directed a short film on her experience of lockdown in Cairo, on the unusual silence in such a noisy city and on the role of new generations to envision and foster change.

Partners 2020

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