|Biographical detail : ||Egyptian diplomat
A former foreign minister Ahmed Maher served as Egypt’s leading diplomat between 2001 and 2004. He also served as ambassador to Moscow and Washington in the 1990s.
He was part of the Camp David talks in 1978 where he was assigned to co-ordinate peace efforts. Ahmed also attended the 1988 talks that delivered Taba back to Egypt after Israel occupied the town in 1967. He was against US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Born in Cairo Ahmed Maher came from a family of diplomats and politicians. He studied at Cairo University. He served as junior diplomat in Congo, France and Switzerland in the 1960s.