His Excellency Mr Nasser A Kamel, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, recently gave a lecture about UK relationships with the Middle East in a post Brexit era.
Professor Cara Aitchison, Cardiff Metropolitan University’s President and Vice Chancellor, opened the lecture that was hosted at Cardiff Met's School of Management.
The Ambassador, who has been in post since 2014, provided his unique point of view on the prospects and efforts exercised in order to enhance cooperation between the UK and the Middle East, in not only Higher Education but all sectors.
Due to developments in both the UK and the Middle East, this lecture comes at a critical time where negotiations and investment opportunities will be fundamental to both nations. The decision for Brexit and a snap General Election will see the UK strive to build new economic relations with the wider world in order to maintain its reputation of being the fastest growing economy in the world.
A question and answer session with a very interactive audience followed the lecture, which was facilitated by Professor Mohamed Loutfi, Pro Vice Chancellor (International).
The well attended lecture included Assembly Members, Honorary Consuls, leaders in the Welsh Higher Education sector, and staff from Welsh universities, colleges and schools.