Mahmoud Fawzi

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Fawzy in 1967 at the United Nations

Mahmoud Fawzi was born on September 19, 1900. He died on June 12, 1981.[1] He was an Egyptian diplomat and was the Prime Minister of Egypt from 1970 to 1972. Fawzi was the vice president of Egypt from 1972 to 1974.

Life[change | change source]

Fawzi was born in a village near Quwaysina, Monufia Governorate. His father graduated from al'Ulum and the Shari'a Judges School.

Education[change | change source]

Fawzi learned law at the University of Cairo. He got a PhD in Criminal law in the year 1926 from many universities. These include Liverpool University, Columbia University and University of Rome La Sapienza.[1]

Early career[change | change source]

He was very active politically when he was young. He was the consulate for Egypt in Kobe, Hyōgo from 1926 to the 30s. In 1942 he became a consul-general(the leader of a group of consuls) in Jerusalem. He was then an Egyptian representative for the United Nations in 1947. He was then an ambassador to the United Kingdom in 1952.[2] In 1952, Gamal Abdel Nasser became the new leader of Egypt. Because of this, Fawzi became the foreign minister of Egypt.[3] Fawzi was thought to be a good candidate. This was because he was very good at speaking many languages. He also stayed away from argument.

Foreign affairs[change | change source]

Fawzi was a foreign minister of Egypt until 1958. In 1958, the United Arab Republic(a union between Egypt and Syria) was formed. Fawzi was the foreign minister for them. In 1961, the United Arab Republic collapsed. Fawzi stopped being a foreign minister in 1964. After that, he was an advisor to Gamal Abdel Nasser for foreign affairs. Nasser died in 1970 so Fawzi became the prime minister of Egypt.[4] Fawzi was the prime minister until January of 1972. After that, he served as the vice-president of Egypt. He retired in 1974. He then wrote the book Suez War, a book about the Suez Crisis. It was published after he died in 1981.[1]

Honour[change | change source]

Foreign honour[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

General
  • محمود فوزي [Mahmoud Fawzi] (in Arabic). Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Memory of Modern Egypt Digital Archive. Retrieved 25 February 2010.
Specific
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. (1999). Biographical Dictionary of Modern Egypt. Boulder, CO: L. Reinner. p. 35. Archived from the original on 2013-10-03.
  2. "Former Heads of the Egyptian Mission to the UK since 1924". Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Archived from the original on 5 October 2009. Retrieved 25 February 2010.
  3. "Former Ministers". Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 25 February 2010.
  4. "Former Prime Ministers". Cabinet of Ministers. Archived from the original on 14 December 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2010.
  5. "Senarai Penuh Penerima Darjah Kebesaran, Bintang dan Pingat Persekutuan Tahun 1965" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-09-28. Retrieved 2022-02-11.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Amr Pasha
Ambassador of Egypt to the United Kingdom
1952
Succeeded by
Abdel Rahman Hakky
Political offices
Preceded by
Ahmed Farrag Tayei
Foreign Minister of Egypt
1952 – 1964
Succeeded by
Mahmoud Riad
Vacant
Title last held by
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Prime Minister of Egypt
1970 – 1972
Succeeded by
Aziz Sedki