ECFA - Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs

Mission and objectives

ECFA’s main objective is to promote public debate and understanding of foreign policy issues, both regional and international. Foremost among these are Egypt’s strategic, economic and political interests. To achieve this mission, the Council draws upon the diverse knowledge of its members and other recognized experts, including government officials. Many Egyptian and foreign public figures are regularly invited by the Council to participate in discussing a wide range of political and economic questions. The Council is an independent and objective forum for exploring diverse political and intellectual opinions.

Opposing views on regional and international issues are regularly aired. This open and free debate has contributed positively to the formulation of Egypt’s foreign policy and diplomacy. On various occasions it helped create a common ground for a national consensus on foreign policy.

ECFÁ´s main area of focus are Middle East issues, especially the Arab-Israeli conflict and regional security in the Middle East and global issues of particular importance such as disarmed and non- proliferation issues.