Portuguese / Spanish / English

Middle East Near You

Tony Blair visits Egypt to discuss peace process, terrorism and religious extremism

The International Quartet envoy to the peace process, Tony Blair, has arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for a short visit that will last only a few hours.


Egyptian sources said that Britain’s former Prime Minister will meet with a number of Egyptian officials to discuss the latest developments in the region, in particular the Palestinian-Israeli peace process and ways to push it forward, in addition to the fight against terrorism and religious extremism.

Blair published an article on Sunday in the Observer newspaper saying that “religious extremism is the most dangerous phenomenon, which spreads easily through the Internet.” Blair said in his article that “this century’s wars are more likely to be a result of cultural or religious differences and not extreme political ideologies like the wars of the twentieth century.”

Blair announced that a new online forum and database have been established through his “Faith Foundation” in collaboration with Harvard’s Faculty of Theology, which he hopes to become the largest source of information and discussion about religion and conflict in the world.

Categories
AfricaEgyptEurope & RussiaNewsUK
Show Comments
Show Comments