FILE: Presidency Spokesperson Bassam Radi
CAIRO – 19 May 2018: For the first time since he was appointed as a presidential spokesperson in October 2017, Ambassador Bassam Rady will go for his first interview on Sunday as Egypt’s presidential spokesperson.
Rady is expected to reveal challenges he has been facing in office, following serving as Egypt’s consul in Istanbul for many years, especially during the time of the failed coup in Turkey against incumbent President Recep Tayyib Erdogan.
Rady will also tackle the Egyptian-Japanese relations and the Asian bonds with Egypt in general, as he served in the diplomatic corps in Tokyo and Rome for several years.
The interview will air on Asharq Awsat Radio station, marking a unique tradition that is not common with Egyptian presidential spokespersons.
Rady will reveal facts about his personal life and his usual habits in Ramadan, close sources told Egypt Today.
Since President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi won his first term in 2014, three spokespersons were chosen to talk on behalf of the presidency, including Ehab Badawy and Alaa Youssef.
Badawy currently serves as Egypt’s ambassador to France and Youssef heads Egypt’s Permanent Mission to the U.N. in Geneva.