Ambassador Nabil Ismail Fahmi

Ambassador Nabil Ismail Fahmi

Ambassador Nabil Ismail Fahmi is an Egyptian diplomat who previously served as Minister for Foreign Affairs, and is the son of Ismail Fahmy, a former Egyptian foreign minister who resigned during the Camp David negotiations in 1979. 

Ambassador Nabil Fahmi worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in several departments, including political planning and as political adviser to Foreign Minister Amr Moussa in the 1990s, prior to his appointment as Egypt's Ambassador to the United States USA for several years from 1999 to 2008, and also served as Egypt's Ambassador to Japan. 

After his return to Cairo in 2008, Ambassador Nabil Fahmi served as President of the Monterrey Institute's Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation Studies in the Middle East and the Advisory Board of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament and was appointed as Dean of the School of Public Relations at the American University in Cairo  


Fahmi played an active role as a diplomat in many efforts to bring peace to the Middle East as well as at the international and regional levels in disarmament affairs where he was a member of Egypt's missions to the United Nations and was elected as Vice-Chairman of the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security at the 44th session of the United Nations General Assembly in 1986. 


He chaired the Preparatory Committee for the Egyptian Delegation to the Middle East Peace Process in 1993 and the Egyptian delegation for the Multilateral Working Group on Regional Security and Arms Control resulting from the Madrid Peace Conference in December 1991 


Fahmi wrote many books that dealt extensively with Middle East policy, development, peacemaking, regional security and disarmament.