CAIRO — The next meeting of the Friends Of Syria is scheduled for May 15 in London. Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi, however, will not attend, as it seems a previous engagement in Bratislava cannot be broken.
In any case, Egyptians don’t expect much from the London conference. The agenda — increasing humanitarian assistance to the long-suffering Syrian people and railing against President Bashar al-Assad’s expected victory in the upcoming elections, excite little interest or enthusiasm. More broadly, there is nothing much to get excited about in the Western-managed process.