CAIRO, Nov. 14 (SEE)- Egyptian Ambassador in Ottawa Ahmed Abu Zeid submitted Tuesday his accreditation documents to Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette.
Payette held a celebration at her residence in Ottawa with the participation of dozens of diplomats living in Canada, officials, statesmen and Arab and African diplomatic figures.
Following the accreditation submission, Abu Zeid expressed his joy and honor to be “Egypt’s representative”.
“I look forward to play a role in boosting the Egyptian-Canadian relations and fostering cooperation at levels of politics, culture and economy,” Abu Zeid noted.
Abu Zeid’s resume
Before heading to Canada, Abu Zeid was working as Egyptian foreign ministry spokesperson. In July, 2015, Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry , issued a decision to appoint Abu Zeid officially as a spokesman for the State Department and supervisor of the management of public diplomacy to succeed Ambassador Dr. Badr Abdel Atty, who is appointed as an ambassador of Egypt to Germany.
Abu Zeid worked previously at the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Washington, and the Permanent Egyptian delegation to the United Nations in New York, and the Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt in San Francisco in the United States.
Also, he served at the Minister of Foreign Affairs Office at multiple periods over the past ten years in charge of Egypt’s African relations with the Nile Basin countries.