A graduate of Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership attends International Conference Entitled “Arab Countries in the Gulf and Armenian Communities”
At the kind invitation of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Lecturer Hagop Makdisi, alumnus of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, founder of the Armarabia Center and a university lecturer at the Academy of Public Administration, attended an international conference entitled “Arab Countries in the Gulf and Armenian Communities: Trends and Current Issues” with the aim of discussing opportunities for cooperation among Armenia, the Arab countries and the Arabian Gulf, as well as the development trends of the Armenian communities in these countries.
A number of diplomats participated in the conference, including the first ambassador of Armenia to the UAE and the current ambassador of Armenia to the Republic of Tunisia and the Kingdom of Morocco, Dr. Arshak Poladian; Consul General of Armenia in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Arshak Manoukian; Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Armenia and Georgia Baha Desouki; Chargé d'Affaires of the United Arab Emirates to Armenia Ahlam Rashid Al-Salami; Chargé d'Affaires of Iraq to Armenia Sohelan Khalil Al-Jubouri; Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to Armenia Nora Arisyan et al., as well as representatives of various Yerevan State University departments, academics and guests.
During the conference, Hagop Makdis talked about the importance and role of youth in the framework of Armenian-Arab relations for both societies and how to create a bridge to the Gulf countries, the Middle East and Africa with young people to empower them in society. In his speech, he tackled the importance of youth programs in the Arab world, such as the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, in which he participated in its third edition under the auspices of the President of the Republic under the slogan "South- South Cooperation", during the period from June 1 to June 15 in Cairo. This reflects the efforts of the Egyptian state and its tireless quest to enhance the role of youth locally, regionally, continentally and internationally.
Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, in its third edition, uses a number of references, such as Egypt Vision 2030, Africa Agenda 2063, the African Youth Charter, in addition to the African Union roadmap for investment in youth, the Bandung Principles, the South-South cooperation strategy, as well as the goals of Sustainable Development 2030, as reference documents for the fellowship.