Mohamed Kamel Amr
|Mohamed Kamel Amr|
|Foreign Minister of Egypt|
18 July 2011 – 16 July 2013
Adly Mansour (acting)
|Prime Minister||Essam Sharaf
Hazem Al Beblawi
|Preceded by||Mohamed Orabi|
|Succeeded by||Nabil Fahmy|
1 December 1942 |
Mohamed Kamel Amr (Arabic: محمد کامل عمرو, born 1 December 1942) is an Egyptian diplomat who served as Egypt's minister of foreign affairs from 2011 to 2013. He resigned from office on 2 July 2013.
Amr began his career as a counselor in the Egyptian mission to the United Nations. His term lasted for five years from August 1982 to September 1987. At the same period, he became the representative of Egypt on the United Nations Security Council (1983-1984). He continued to work as a counselor responsible for multilateral diplomacy and organizations and as deputy prime minister and deputy minister of foreign affairs from September 1987 to January 1989. He served in the Egypt's embassy in Washington DC from January 1989 to December 1993. Then he was appointed deputy assistant foreign minister for African organizations (January 1993 – September 1995). He served as ambassador of Egypt to Saudi Arabia and representative of Egypt to the Organization of Islamic Conference for two years from September 1995 to December 1997. Amr was appointed alternate executive director, representing Egypt and 13 Arab countries on the executive board of directors of the World Bank in Washington DC (December 1997 – January 2009).
Amr served as foreign minister first in Essam Sharaf's government from 18 July 2011 to December 2011. He replaced Mohamed Orabi as foreign minister. The appointment of Amr was part of a cabinet reshuffle demanded by protesters camped out in central Cairo. He retained his post in Kamal Ganzouri's government from 7 December 2011 to August 2012. He served as the foreign minister in Hesham Qandil's cabinet from 2 August 2012 to 2 July 2013 when he resigned due to mass demonstrations.
On 10 July 2013, the interim Prime Minister Hazem Al Beblawi announced that Amr would remain foreign minister in his transitional cabinet. However, Amr announced his intention not to continue in the post on 14 July. Then on the same day Nabil Fahmy accepted the post.
Ministerial activities and views
Amr was named as member of Arab diplomatic delegation, headed by Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi, that deal with the political conflict between the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and Israel on 27 December 2012. The delegation also included Jordanian foreign minister Nasser Judeh.
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