Amb. Soha Gendi appointed as Egypt’s New Immigration Minister

by canzy

Amb. Soha Samir Gendi was appointed as the new Minister Of Immigration And Egyptian Expatriates Affairs, as part of the latest 13- minister cabinet reshuffle approved by the Parliament in an extraordinary session.

Prior to her current position, Soha held the position of Assistant Foreign Minister for African Organizations during the period that Egypt became the new Chair of COMESA in 2019.  In this regard, she was responsible for reviewing Egypt’s strategy to chair 21st COMESA Summit held in the Administrative Capital in November 2021.

She also had a vital role as the representative of Egypt’s President of the Republic, in heading the delegation of the African Union Development Agency (NEPAD) both the African Development Agency (NEPAD) and the urgent meeting of the African Peer Review Mechanism.

Ambassador Soha Gendi obtained a master’s degree in Euro-Mediterranean Studies, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University in 2010, and a diploma in international relations from the German Foundation for International Development in 1990. Further, she received a BA in English Language, from Ain Shams University in 1988.

During her extended career journey at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Soha served as Egyptian ambassador to Germany from 1992 to 1996, and in Romania from 1999 to 2003. She also headed the Egyptian Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, contributing to the establishment of the United Nations Women Organization (UN Women) in 2010.  she was appointed by the Egyptian President as Egypt’s ambassador to Ireland from 2015 to 2019.

Further, she held the position of Director of the East Asian Affairs Department from 2003 to 2006, as she was delegated to promote the Egyptian- Japanese cooperation to establish a new Opera House, the Japanese University, and the Grand Egyptian Museum.  Then, she has been Deputy Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for North American Affairs from 2011 to 2015, as she managed the portfolio of US aids. She also held the position of director of the Director of International Cooperation Department in 2019 before she assumed the position of Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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