In the early eighties, we travelled as students from Washington to Cairo as part of a political science study tour. During the trip, I do not know why our teacher decided to visit the Diplomats Club, a beautiful old building on Talaat Harb Street. We met a number of workers in the Egyptian foreign ministry there and everything in it suggested nobility and reminded us of the days of the Pashas. Our teacher, Alan Taylor, said that the Egyptian diplomacy has survived, even after the 1952 revolution.
Arab governments have failed to take advantage of the Arab League to benefit their citizens so they have transformed it into a forum for disputesAbdulrahman al-Rashed