Ambassador of Egypt to the United States

Ambassador of Egypt to the United States

Ambassador Sameh Shoukry

9.22.2009

Ambassador Sameh Shoukry

Sameh Shoukry was appointed on September 24, 2008 as ambassador of Egypt to the United States. Ambassador Shoukry, 56, previously served as Egypt’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva (2005-08) as well as ambassador to Austria and permanent representative to the International Organizations in Vienna (1999-2003). He also served as director of cabinet for the minister of foreign affairs (2004-05) and as secretary for information and follow-up for President Hosni Mubarak (1995-99). As a career diplomat who joined the diplomatic corps in 1976, Ambassador Shoukry served in the Egyptian embassies in London and Buenos Aires as well as the Egyptian Permanent Mission in New York. In addition, he headed the Department of the United States and Canada in the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-95). Ambassador Shoukry holds a law degree from Ein Shams University. He is married with two sons.

As the current Ambassador of Egypt to the United States, Sameh Shoukry visits the Clinton School of Public Service to discuss the relationship between Egypt and the United States. Also, Ambassador Shoukry discusses current events and issues in the Middle East.