The Future of U.S.-Egypt Relations: the Role of FTA Negotiations
A discussion with House Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier (R-CA)
10:00 a.m. Introduction by:
Ambassador Carla Hills, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company
10:10 a.m. Keynote address by:
Chairman David Dreier (R-CA), House Rules Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
11:00 a.m. Panel discussion with:
Phil English, Senior Government Relations Advisor, Arent Fox LLP
Hisham Fahmy, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Meredith Broadbent, Scholl Chair in International Business, CSIS
Moderated by: Walter Douglas, Visiting Fellow, CSIS
Egypt, a long-time ally with profound influence on U.S. security, is making a transition from authoritarianism to democracy and needs support from the United States. In a time of declining foreign assistance, Egypt's aspirations for job-creating economic growth could be furthered by pursuing a free trade agreement with the United States. Likewise the Egyptian market, strategically located astride the Suez Canal, offers promising opportunities for United States exporters seeking a platform to serve the Middle East and North Africa region.
Please join us for a discussion on Chairman Dreier's recent trip to the region, his legislation H. Res. 472, and to launch our new paper "Shaping the Future of U.S.-Egypt Relations: the Role of FTA Negotiations."
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