Hussein Sirri Pasha

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Hussein Sirri Pasha (1894–1960) (Arabic: حسين سري باشا‎‎) was an Egyptian politician. He served as Prime Minister of Egypt for three short periods, during which he also served as foreign minister.

Prime Minister[edit]

He first served as Prime Minister from 1940 until 1942, the height of the Axis and Allied confrontation in Egypt's Western Desert in the Second World War, which concluded with the Second Battle of Al-Alamein.

In February 1941, the Prime Minister of Australia, Robert Menzies, visited Cairo and met with Sirri. Writing in 1967, he said "We found that political problems are the same the wide world over, and laughed about them." He then wrote that "The great pity was that so good a Prime Minister had to serve under so poor a King. Sirri Pasha was... a good administrator, and completely honest."[1]

Sirri next served as Prime Minister from July 1949 until January 1950. His final term was for three weeks in July 1952, amidst a political crisis which culminated in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, and the abdication of King Farouk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Menzies, Sir Robert (1967). Afternoon Light: Some Memories of Men and Events (Second ed.). London: Cassell. pp. 23–24. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Hassan Sabry Pasha
Prime Minister of Egypt
1940–1942
Succeeded by
Mustafa el-Nahhas Pasha
Preceded by
Ibrahim Abdel Hadi Pasha
Prime Minister of Egypt
1949–1950
Succeeded by
Mustafa el-Nahhas Pasha
Preceded by
Ahmad Naguib Hilali Pasha
Prime Minister of Egypt
1952
Succeeded by
Ahmad Naguib Hilali Pasha