What you need to know about Egypt's new Presidential Spokesperson Ahmed Fahmy?

Ahram Online , Tuesday 31 Jan 2023

Counselor Ahmed Fahmy is set to assume his duties as Egypt's presidential spokesman starting Tuesday, succeeding Bassam Rady who has served in the position since 2017 and will now start his duties as ambassador to Italy.

Egypt's newly-appointed Presidential Spokesperson Counselor Ahmed Fahmy


In May 2022, President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi appointed Rady as Egypt's ambassador-extraordinary and plenipotentiary-extraordinary to Italy, as well as non-resident ambassador to the Republic of San Marino.

Fahmy will become the fourth spokesperson for the Egyptian presidency after Ehab Badawy, Alaa Youssef and Rady.

He received a BS in Economics in 1999 from Cairo University.

He has a Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations from Durham University (UK), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in politics from University of St Andrews (UK), according to his official Linkedin page.

Fahmy has served in a number of capacities in the Egyptian diplomatic core.

He was a political advisor at the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations in New York.

He served on the Egyptian delegation in the high-level segment meetings of the UNGA during the period from 2016 to 2022.

Fahmy also worked as political advisor at Egypt's general consulate in London and the embassy in Abidjan, Nigeria.

He previously served as an advisor in the Office of the Spokesperson for Egyptian Presidency.

He also worked at the Offices of the Assistant Foreign Minister for Asian, Arab and African Affairs.

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