Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has ratified the appointment of new ambassadors to several foreign capitals, including Washington, local media reported on Monday.
The president ratified the appointment of ambassadors Motaz Zahran to Washington, Alaa Youssef to Paris, and Mohamed Idris as Egypt’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York.
Zahran was Egypt's ambassador to Canada, while Youssef served as a presidential spokesman (2014-2017) before heading to Geneva as Egypt’s permanent representative to the UN’s European headquarters.
Idris was Egypt's ambassador to Ethiopia before being named as the foreign minister's assistant for African affairs.
He has served as Egypt’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York since 2018 and will remain in his post.
Ambassador Ehab Gamal El-Din was also appointed as Egypt’s Permanent Representative to the UN’s Geneva headquarters, and Ambassador Yasser Hashem was appointed as consul to Melbourne, Australia.
The reshuffle included the appointment of new ambassadors to Hong Kong, Uruguay, Poland, Peru, Thailand, Iraq, Singapore, Nepal, Panama, Cuba, Uganda, Nigeria, Guatemala, Switzerland, Mauritius, Finland, Cyprus, Ukraine, Austria, Netherlands, Tunisia, Zambia, Gabon and Burkina Faso.