H.E. Mohamed Tawfik

Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the U.S.

Tawfik[1]Ambassador Mohamed Tawfik was designated as Egypt’s first Ambassador to the U.S. to be accredited after the January 25, 2011 revolution.

A career diplomat whose journey started in 1983, Ambassador Tawfik also served as Egypt’s Ambassador to Lebanon, Australia and as non-resident Ambassador to New Zealand, Western Samoa, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Marshall Islands.

Ambassador Tawfik was educated at Cairo University where he pursued a B.S. in Civil Engineering. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Organizations' Law from the Universite de Paris and a diploma in diplomatic relations from the International Institute for Public Administration in Paris. Previous assignments include Washington DC, Harare Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva. Throughout his numerous assignments, Ambassador Tawfik took part in numerous bilateral, regional and multinational negotiations, international conferences and meetings in the fields of disarmament, labor, human rights, and trade. He held numerous multilateral positions such as President of the Conference on Disarmament, Chairman of the Group of 77 in Geneva, and Coordinator of the New Agenda Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament.

Ambassador Tawfik is married to Amani Amin and they have two sons.