10 November 2003 --
- Addressing the Egyptian Council for Foreign Relations, Ismail Serageldin gave
a sweeping account of the history of American diplomacy over 200 years, supported
by a wide array of lively pictures. He went on to suggest that contemporary relations
with the US should be based on a clearly articulated sense of Egyptian interests
and that this would yield a stronger relationship, based on clearly defined areas
of collaboration and areas where we agree to disagree, and then move on.