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Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Diplomacy + Foreign Trade: More on Libya, new Egyptian ambassadors and new ambassadors to Egypt

Libya’s House of Representatives said it welcomes the intervention of Egypt’s armed forces to repel what it described as a Turkish invasion and safeguard the country’s national security and stability, in a statement on Monday. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Greece, and Cyprus have joined Egypt in calling on the UN not to recognize an MoU between Turkey and the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) delineating maritime borders, according to the sate-owned MENA news agency.

We have new ambassadors: Moataz Zahran will head Egypt’s mission to Washington, DC, Alaa Youssef is bound for Paris and Mohamed Idris will be Egypt’s permanent representative to the United Nations in New York, Mobtada reports, noting that President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has signed off on the appointments. Zahran previously served as Egypt's ambassador to Canada, Youssef was a presidential spokesman from 2014 to 2017 before serving as Egypt’s permanent representative to the UN’s at its European headquarters in Geneva, while Idris previously served as Egypt's ambassador for Ethiopia.

El Sisi has accepted the credentials of new ambassadors from Russia (Georgiy Borisenko), Equatorial Guinea (José Esono Micha Akeng), Senegal (Ely Sy Beye), Tanzania (Anselm Shigongo Bahati), Bahrain (Hisham bin Mohammed Al-Jowder), and Latvia (Ilmārs Breidaks).

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