Activists hoped Egypt’s COP27 would bring a focus on Africa. They were disappointed last year, when UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was in Cairo for the first time as a non-African leader. That the World Bank and the IMF, two of the largest donors to Egypt, were still behind the government was not a good sign.
Still, this year’s summit may have been a better opportunity for the movement than all too many international summits, which often turn into “kumbaya” meetings with one-day-long workshops or press conferences to address only the most pressing and pressing issues, but without any real action.
After the protests, the government was forced to fire its pro-government media, which had run pro-government media. They also fired more than 300 protesters.
But the summit went pretty well. In addition to discussing the Arab Spring, there were a lot of other issues. The summit was held under the “HOPE” banner. That was the first time such an event took place in the Arab world.
It was hosted by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The summit was called an “historic meeting.”
It was also attended by the leaders of Tunisia, Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Their leaders were also supposed to speak there, but instead, they went to the same conference. Jordan’s King Abdullah II was supposed to take part in the summit, but he was sick and couldn’t even go to a meeting in the summit. He died shortly after.
This summit was not a success.
What’s Wrong with the Middle East
“The Middle East is not a single country,” said Sisi, according to Newsweek. “It is a collection of many different countries that have to work together.”
Sisi was making an attempt to address the Arab Spring without mentioning any of the Arab Spring countries. He wanted to talk about the future of the region. But he was also trying