Learning about Egyptian diplomacy

We left Jena very early in the morning to be on time for our meeting with the ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Dr. Badr Abdelatty, in Berlin. After a warm welcome we sat down and listened to a talk from the ambassador. He spoke about current Foreign Policy strategies and economic challenges that Egypt has to face,  because of its rapidly growing population. The he allowed us to ask our questions concerning our committees at WorldMUN. There we learned about Egypts leading role in the fight against terrorism and extremism. After around two hours we left the embassy with a lot of informative tips for Panama.

Then we opted for a quick lunch near the Federal Foreign Office, where we had our next meeting. Unfortunately, we couldn’t meet wit the responsible desk officer for Egypt Mr. Jahnke, but instead we could talk to Mr. Mauerer, who actually is responsible for Jordan and the African Union. But we could ask all our questions and got very detailed responses from him. Mr. Mauerer also gave us a detailed response about who could be a good negotiating partner for Egypt in Panama.

After this meeting we still weren’t finished in Berlin! We were able to get free entrance to the Neues Museum to see very interesting exhibition, that includes the bust of Nefertiti. By this time our feet were already tired from walking but we still powered through all floors of the museum.

Before we took our train home to Jena we had a small dinner and talked about the different impressions of the day.