Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry was born in 1952, the year the modern post-colonial Egyptian state was established to intrinsically put an end to a history of British occupation and monarchical rule.
The career diplomat has lived through the eras of all Egyptian presidents.
He was educated during the time of Gamal Abdel Nasser (1954-1970), and served as an attaché during Anwar al-Sadat’s tenure (1970-1981). In 1982, at the beginning of Hosni Mubarak’s time (1981-2011), Shoukry returned to Egypt.
Speaking English and Spanish in addition to his mother tongue – Arabic – the minister has for years been the poster boy of Egypt’s diplomacy. His wife, Suzy, is also involved in diplomatic and charity circles. They have two sons.
In an attempt to delve into Shoukry’s history and the ideologies he represents, The Africa Report spoke to a security source, a few members of his closest
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