Sisi receives credentials of six new ambassadors to Egypt

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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Wednesday received the credentials of six ambassadors to Egypt - Presidency

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Wednesday received the credentials of six ambassadors to Egypt - Presidency

CAIRO 1 July 2020: Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Wednesday received the credentials of six ambassadors to Egypt, the Presidency said in a statement.

The president received the credentials of Bahrain's Ambassador Hisham bin Mohammed, Russia's Ambassador Georgy Borisenko, Tanzania's Ambassador Anselimu Bahati, Senegalese Ambassador Illy Saiby, Latvia's Ambassador Ilmārs Breidaks and Equatorial Guinea's Ambassador Jose Esono Micha Akeng, added the Presidential spokesman.

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In April, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin appointed Georgy Borisenko, the director of the North America Department at the Russian Foreign Ministry, as the new ambassador to Cairo, few months after the earlier ambassador passed away, Russian News Agency TASS reported.

A presidential decree by President Putin also declared Borisenko as Russia’s envoy to the League of Arab States in Cairo.

Borisenko succeeds Sergei Kirpichenko who had been the ambassador since 2011, until he died in Cairo at the age of 68, according to a sudden announcement by the Russian Foreign Ministry in September last year.

"Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Sergei Kirpichenko, a talented and steady friend, died suddenly this morning in a hospital", a statement issued by the ministry, quoted by Sputnik, read.

The Foreign Ministry source did not reveal the cause of the ambassador's sudden death.

The new ambassador, Borisenko, 52, graduated in 1990 from Moscow State Institute of International Relations and had served at Russia’s North American Department for more than five years.

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