December 7, 2017
An Ambassador’s Forum on
“Egypt-U.S. Strategic Partnership”
with Ambassador Yasser Reda
This event can be viewed on UStream.
The November 24, 2017 massacre on defenseless worshipers in a Sinai mosque is another sober reminder that Egypt continues to confront terrorist groups that conduct deadly attacks on civilians as well as government, police, and military targets throughout the country. These security concerns also have significant international strategic implications.
In the face of these challenges, a key element of combating terrorism at home and abroad is the decades-long Egyptian-U.S. partnership, including efforts on legislation, law enforcement, and countering violent extremism. In addition, Egypt continues to contribute to the work of the Global Counterterrorism Forum, the UN, and other bodies.
An assessment of the past lessons and future outlook for Egypt-U.S. relations was offered by Ambassador Yasser Reda.
Professor Yonah Alexander
Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ambassador Yasser Reda
Ambassador of Egypt to the United States
Ambassador Yasser Reda is Egypt’s ambassador to the United States of America. He is a senior career diplomat that has served, twice, as the Assistant minister of Foreign Affairs and chief of the Minister’s Cabinet, from October 2013 to August 2015, and from June 2006 to August 2008. Ambassador Reda was Egypt’s Ambassador to Israel from September 2008 to August 2012, and deputy chief-of-mission in Egypt’s embassy in Berlin, Germany. He has also served, during his 33-year career in the Egyptian diplomatic service, in Egypt’s embassies in Italy, Iraq, Cyprus and China.
Born in 1958, Ambassador Reda received a B.A. in Commerce from Cairo University, and speaks Arabic, English and French.
Professor Don Wallace, Jr.
Chairman, International Law Institute