The fifth episode of this month’s special series of Diplomatic Avenue hosts Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and Sudanese Foreign Minister Ali Ahmad Karti. Shukri addresses Egypt’s role in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS.) Karti, for his part, discusses the U.S.-led coalition against the militant group as well as Sudan’s bilateral ties with Egypt and Libya.
Diplomatic Avenue is beamed live every month from Al Arabiya’s studios in the United Nations. Presented by Talal al-Haj, the show features interviews with high-level diplomats and decision makers, with video reports focusing on recent diplomatic developments and pressing issues. The program casts a critical eye over the work of the U.N. and its agencies, not only on the political front, but also on the humanitarian, cultural and scientific levels. The show gives its audience an insight into what goes on within the halls and corridors of the U.N., with a special emphasis on issues that matter to the Arab and Islamic worlds.