Under the title “The Nomination of the Official Spokesperson of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi as Ambassador to Egypt in Rome,” the Italian media widely reported and highlighted the news of the republican decision to nominate the presidency spokesman, Bassam Rady, as Egypt’s ambassador extraordinary in Rome.
Rady has been appointed as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Italy and a non-resident to the Republic of San Marino.
On Wednesday, Sisi issued a republican decree appointing a number of ambassadors at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, appointing new ambassadors to many countries, as well as appointing a number of ambassadors as Consul General.
The Italian media described the “high-level” candidacy as sending Sisi an important signal to Italy with the proposal of Rady to represent Egypt in the capital, Rome in the coming years.
According to the Italian media reports, Rady is the official face of the Egyptian presidency in front of Egyptian and international platforms and media since 2017.
The reports stressed that he issued several presidential statements dealing with the case of the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni, all of which contained the same messages: President Sisi wants “justice in the case”… “He gave instructions to remove all obstacles to investigations”…. He affirms his “full support for the cooperation between the competent Egyptian and Italian authorities.
The Italian newspapers also published the complete biography of Rady describing it as “dense”, focusing on the length of his work in the Egyptian presidency since 2017, in a very important period, and his participation in all external and internal presidential activities and daily meetings for five years.
In October, 2017, Rady was appointed to be the presidency spokesperson. His first appearance was in France during Sisi’s first official visit to Paris.
It’s widely known among reporters accredited by the presidency’s media office that Rady is humble and cooperative.
His full name is Bassam Essam Rady. He is married and has only one son. He as graduated at a Bachelor of Computer Science and Nuclear Physics, Ain Shams University, 1990. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in November 1991. He is fluent in English, Italian and French.
He worked as a Deputy Ambassador to Japan, a Consul-General of Egypt in Istanbul and took up posts in the Egyptian embassies in the UAE and Italy.