Egypt's Ambassador to the United States
Ambassador Nabil Fahmy, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United States since October 1999, is a career diplomat who has played an active role in the numerous efforts to bring peace to the Middle East. He is also internationally recognized for his expertise in the field of Disarmament and International Security.
Ambassador Fahmy has served as Egypt's Ambassador to Japan from September 1997 to August 1999. Prior to that, he served as Political Advisor to the Foreign Minister from August 1993 to September 1997. He also served as a Senior Disarmament Official, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was a member of the Egyptian Mission to the United Nations (Disarmament and Political Affairs) in Geneva and New York. He was also a member of the Cabinet of the Deputy Prime Minister of Foreign Affairs. He served as Advisor in the Cabinet of the Vice President of Egypt and as a member of the Cabinet of the Secretary of the President for External Communications from February 1974 to August 1976.
Ambassador Fahmy's expertise has led him to participate in numerous Egyptian delegations dealing with Middle East Peace, and Disarmament Regional Security issues. He was Chairman of the UN Secretary General's Advisory Board of Disarmament Matters in 2001. He headed the Egyptian delegation to the Middle East Peace Process Steering Committee in 1993 and the Egyptian delegation to the Multilateral Working Group on Regional Security and Arms Control emanating from the Madrid Peace Conference in December 1991. He was elected Vice Chairman of the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security Affairs of the 44th Session of the UN General Assembly in 1986.
Ambassador Fahmy received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics/Mathematics from the American University in Cairo in 1974 and his Master of Arts in Management in 1976.
He was born in New York on January 5, 1951 and speaks English,French and Arabic. He is married and has two daughters and a son.