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Nabil Fahmy

Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Arab Republic of Egypt

Mr. Nabil Fahmy is the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt since July 2013. Before assuming this position, Mr. Fahmy was the Founding Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the American University in Cairo (AUC), and a Professor of Practice in International Diplomacy. He also served as the Chair of the Middle East Non-proliferation Project of the James Martin Center for Non-proliferation Strategies at the Monterey Institute.

Mr. Fahmy, a career diplomat, served as the Ambassador of Egypt to the United States (October 1999-September 2008) and Japan (September 1997-September 1999). Prior to that, he served as the Political Advisor to the Egyptian Foreign Minister since August 1993. He has headed and was a member of Egyptian delegations to numerous inter-governmental conferences and meetings on the Middle East Peace Process, including the 1991 Madrid Peace Conference, as well as on international security, disarmament and nuclear issues, including the Review Conferences of the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. He also headed the Egyptian delegation to the Middle East Peace Process Steering Committee in August 1993.

Mr. Fahmy is a member of various international boards, including the International Advisory Board of the International Crisis Group and the United Nations Trust Fund on Human Security. He obtained a Master of Arts in Management from the AUC in 1976 and a Bachelor of Science in Physics/Mathematics from the same university in 1974.

Mr. Fahmy is married and is the father of two daughters and a son.