ambassador Moushira Khattab - File photo - Reuters ambassador Moushira Khattab - File photo - Reuters

FA committee to honor Khattab in the Parliament

Sat, Oct. 14, 2017
CAIRO – 14 October 2017: The Foreign Affairs Committee in the Egyptian parliament sent a letter of appreciation to Ambassador Moshira Khattab, the Egyptian candidate for the UNESCO's Director-General post, for her presentable performance in the elections, Ahram online reported from parliament statement on Saturday.

The committee mentioned that Khattab was the best representative for Egypt in UNESCO; she was very professional and experienced during the four election rounds, acting with confidence in the face of all challenges of the battle, Ahram added.

According to the statement, FA committee will send a formal invitation to khattab when she returns from Paris, and to the members of her election campaign, to honor her great efforts during the UNESCO elections.

Khattab, who served as a top aide to former Egyptian First Lady Suzan Mubarak, participated in the electoral process of the UNESCO's Director-General post 2017.

Khattab came second in the race with 18 votes on Thursday, to be equaled with France’s candidate, Audrey Azoulay, while Qatar’s Hamad Abdul Aziz al-Kawari collected 22 votes and promoted for the fifth round which took place on Friday at 6p.m.

The UNESCO’s Executive Board casted a voting between the Egyptian and French candidates on Friday at 2 p.m. to determine who will run for the fifth round of elections with Kawari.

Khattab won only 25 votes, while Azoula, who became the Paris-based U.N. agency’s new chief, received 31 votes.

Azoulay beat Qatar’s Kawari in the final round with 30-28 votes.
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