Crisis in the Middle East: Giorgia Meloni’s Diplomatic Mission

After a period of private life, which ended up in the public domain, Giorgia Meloni flies to Cairo to participate in the regional summit on the war between Israel and Hamas. Palazzo Chigi dissolved the reservation and confirmed the presence of the Prime Minister at the “Egypt Forum for Peace”. The meeting, strongly desired by President Abdel-Fattah al Sisi, will see among the protagonists the leader of the Palestinian National Authority Abu Mazen as well as representatives from all over the world and the Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres. The United States is notably absent.

With the tanks massed on the Gaza border and the Israeli army units ready for the land invasion, Meloni decided to be present in person “to assert Italy’s role as a significant interlocutor in the Mediterranean”. The participation of British Prime Minister Rushi Sunak, his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, King of Bahrain, the Crown Prince of Kuwait, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Foreign Ministers of Japan, the United Kingdom and France, as well as representatives of Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates.

The EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell and the President of the European Council Charles Michel are also expected to participate in the summit.

Giorgia Meloni

The belief – which the Prime Minister loves to repeat in the most difficult moments, and which she will also reiterate in Cairo – is that opportunities can always arise from a crisis. Faced with a conflict, which risks pushing the world to the brink of catastrophe, Meloni will reiterate Italy’s commitment to protecting the civilian population, solving the most urgent humanitarian problems and ensuring a rapid solution to the ongoing crisis. Calling for the commitment of all the world’s leaders to avoid an escalation that would have global repercussions and returning to work together on the path of the ‘Two Peoples and Two States’ project.

At the end of the summit, Meloni is expected to travel to Tel Aviv to meet Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Herzog.

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Beth Malcolm

Beth Malcolm is Scottish based Journalist at Heriot-Watt University studying French and British Sign Language. She is originally from the north west of England but is living in Edinburgh to complete her studies.