Sameh Shoukry is the current Egyptian Foreign Minister.
Born in 1952, Sameh Hassan Shoukry obtained a law degree from Ain Shams University in Cairo in 1975. A career diplomat, Shoukry served as the Ambassador of Egypt to the US from 2008 until 2012. Since 2014, he is the Egyptian Foreign Minister in President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi's government. He is married and has two sons.
In the highest-level American visit to Egypt since the new government took office, the secretary of state has urged political moderation and a stand on terrorism in the Middle East. Improved relations are being sought.