Egypt: Who’s who in Sameh Shoukry’s diplomatic network

By Abir Sorour
Posted on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 14:26, updated on Monday, 21 November 2022 15:06

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Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is a diplomatic force known on the international stage. But who makes up his network of diplomatic confidants to help him execute foreign policies and maintain the ministry's role?

Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry has been keeping the ministry on an even keel through his connections and political prowess, forging a rapport with the North African country’s dominant security apparatuses.

The Africa Report spoke to a security source, a few people close to Shoukry, and three diplomats – one in service and two in retirement – to highlight five personnel, presumably out of several others, in the minister’s closest circle.