Biographical Note



30 September 2003


VIENNA, 30 September (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations (Vienna), Ramzy Ezzeldin Ramzy, presented his credentials today to Mr. Antonio Maria Costa, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV).

Mr. Ramzy is also concurrently his country’s Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to other international organizations in Vienna.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Ramzy served as the Deputy Assistant Minister for International Political Affairs and Disarmament (2000-2003). He has also served in the capacity of: Ambassador to Brazil (1997-2000); Non-resident Ambassador to Suriname (1998-2000); Non-resident Ambassador to Guyana (1999-2000); Minister, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Egypt in Washington DC,  (1993-97); Director for United Nations Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1991-93); Counsellor, Cabinet of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (1990-91); Counsellor, Embassy of Egypt in Moscow  (1986-90); First Secretary, Department of International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1984-86); Seconded to the United Nations as Political Officer at the Department for Political and Security Council Affairs (1982-83); Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations in New York (1978-1982); Third Secretary, Cabinet of Minister of Foreign Affairs (1976-1978).

Mr. Ramzy was also a Junior Fellow at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (1977-78), and has lectured on Egypt, the Middle East, the United Nations, International Security and Disarmament at various research and academic institutions, primarily in the United States.

Among other honours, Mr. Ramzy has received the Order of Merit, Fifth Class from Egypt. He has also been a member of Egyptian delegations to numerous international and regional conferences and meetings.

Born on 4 February 1954, Mr. Ramzy received his BA in Economics from the American University in Cairo. He then completed his M.Sc in Economics at the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom, and returned to Egypt to join the Institute of Diplomatic Studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977.

He is married and has two daughters.

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