In a phone call، Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shoukry and his French counterpart Jean Yves le Drian stressed on the depth of Egyptian-French relations، and the importance of maintaining the strength of the mutual ties during the current stage.
Both Ministers expressed their hope for success during the electoral process and their keenness to strengthen the relationship between the two countries
The phone call came ahead of the runoff that would be held between Egypt’s candidate Moushira Khattab and France’s candidate for the UNESCO’s director general post Noteworthy، china decided to withdraw its candidate for the UNESCO director-general position on Thursday for the sake of Egypt candidate for Mushira Khattab in UNESCO vote.
Ambassador Moushira Mahmoud Khattab is an Egyptian diplomat who has led a long and distinguished career as a human rights activist.
Khattab has received a Ph.D in Child’s Rights from Cairo University; in addition to an M.A. in International Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill، USA and a B.A. in Political Science from Cairo University's Faculty of Economics and Political Science.
She was ranked third in 2013 out of the five leading female human rights activists in the Middle East and North Africa.
Among Khattab’s eminent job positions are her diplomatic and the ministerial duties as the Former minister of the family and population in Egypt، Former Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs، and Ambassador of Egypt to the Republic of South Africa، the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Serving in Egypt’s diplomatic missions in Australia، Hungary، Austria and the United Nations (New York and Vienna)، her human rights activist role for advocating the rights of children and women، and functioning as former Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child based at the UN Headquarters in Geneva round up her eclectic career.