New Partnership for the Mediterranean-Gulf Region

The Religion & Security Council (RSC) keeps expanding its international outreach. On August 14, RSC Chairman Emiliano Stornelli and the Director of the Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS), Dr. Elie Al Hindi, met in Jounieh, Lebanon, to sign the “Partnership for the Mediterranean-Gulf Region”. Building on their shared views and purposes, the two organizations will merge their respective capacities and expertise in the realization of major thematic forums and panel discussions, educational and training programs, media campaigns and information activities in Middle East and European countries. RSC and MEIRSS will put forward new proposals and ideas to advance conflicts resolution, reconciliation, and peace-building in the broader region, as well as to counter violent extremism, prevent radicalization, and promote a moderate approach to political, cultural, and religious issues.