Interviews

Ghida Fakhry conducts One-on-One interviews with top policy-makers and high-profile guests. Her recent in-depth interviews have included sit-downs with the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, the former President of Mexico and the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.


One on One Express - Dr Abdullah Abdullah

April 2019, Dead Sea, Jordan

TRT World’s Ghida Fakhry speaks with Dr Abdullah Abdullah, Chief Executive of the Afghan government, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa, about the prospects for peace with the Taliban and whether the Afghan government isn’t being sidelined by the United States.


One on One - Karin Kneissl

January 2019, Davos, Switzerland


TRT World's Ghida Fakhry sits down with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, to discuss immigration policy in Europe, the rise of populist movements, the Middle East and Austria’s relationship with Putin and Trump.


One on One - Mahathir Mohamad

September 2018, New York

At 93, he was re-elected Prime Minister of Malaysia, having already served for 22 years. Why did Dr Mahathir Mohamad want to lead his country again? Two decades ago, he took on Western powers and the IMF, but now on a recent visit to China, he has warned of a ‘new colonialism’. A statesman who has championed Muslim causes around the world, what can he do to solve the Rohingya crisis? And what does he think of Aung San Suu Kyi?


One on One - Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

August 2018, Geneva

As he prepares to step down as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein speaks to Ghida Fakhry in an exclusive interview about his four years in office, the challenges he faced and why he decided not to seek a second term. The outgoing High Commissioner also shares his thoughts on President Trump and the US’ decision to pull out of the Human Rights Council.


One on One - Felipe Calderon

March 2018, Mexico City
Border walls, trade deals and drug wars – the six years since former Mexican President Felipe Calderon left office have seen the country change dramatically. Cartel murders number in the tens of thousands, corruption is widespread, and under the Trump administration, the US and Mexico could swap their lucrative NAFTA trade arrangements for thousands of miles of border wall. Ghida Fakhry speaks with Felipe Calderon about Mexico’s place in the world, diplomacy in the era of Trump, and how the country should overcome its domestic issues.