Mohamed Orabi

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Mohamed Orabi
Foreign Minister of Egypt
In office
18 June 2011 – 18 July 2011
President Hussein Tantawi (Acting)
Prime Minister Essam Sharaf
Preceded by Nabil el-Araby
Succeeded by Mohamed Kamel Amr
Deputy Foreign Minister of Egypt
In office
6 March 2011 – 18 June 2011
President Hussein Tantawi (Acting)
Prime Minister Essam Sharaf
Preceded by Faiza Abu El-Naga
Succeeded by Nasser Hashemi
Personal details
Born 1951
Cairo, Egypt
Nationality Egyptian

Mohamed Orabi (Arabic: محمد العرابي, born 1951)[1] is an Egyptian diplomat and politician who was the Foreign Minister of Egypt in Essam Sharaf's cabinet from 18 June 2011 to 18 July 2011.[2]

Career[edit]

Orabi worked in the Egyptian Army before he joined the foreign service in 1976.[3] Then he became a career diplomat.[4] He was deputy chief of the Egyptian mission in Israel from 1994 to 1998 and in the US.[5] He also served in Kuwait and in the United Kingdom as Egyptian diplomat.[6] He served as chief of the cabinet of the foreign minister in 2000 with Amr Moussa,[4] He was Egyptian ambassador to Germany from 2001 to 2008.[3] Next he acted as assistant foreign minister for economic affairs.[4]

He was appointed foreign minister in June 2011, replacing Nabil Al Arabi.[3] However, he resigned from office in July 2011.[7] Mohamed Kamel Amr replaced him as foreign minister.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mohamed al-Orabi". Youm7. 16 July 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Egypt's foreign minister resigns, Ahram Online, 17 July 2011
  3. ^ a b c "Official: Egypt's foreign minister quits after less than month on job". CNN. Cairo. 17 July 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Ezzat, Dina (19 June 2011). "Meet Mohamed El-Orabi, Egypt's new foreign minister". Ahram Online. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Ezzat, Dina (21 October 2012). "Morsi could have appointed diplomat to Israel differently: Former FM Orabi". Ahram Online. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Political tensions grow as former ambassador to U.S. is appointed foreign minister". Los Angeles Times. 19 June 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Ibrahim Badawy; Samar Samir (19 July 2011). "Orabi re-appointed as Egypt's Foreign Minister". Youm7. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Li Laifang; Marwa Yehia (18 July 2011). "Egypt's new cabinet unveils". Xinhua. Cairo. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Nabil el-Araby
Foreign Minister of Egypt
2011
Succeeded by
Mohamed Kamel Amr