Former Egyptian ambassador to Israel Bassiouny passes away

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September 18, 2011 15:12

 
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Famed former Egyptian ambassador to Israel Mohammed Bassiouny died in his home in Egypt Sunday at the age of 74, Egyptian media reported.

According to Egyptian media reports quoting Bassiouny 's son, the former ambassador was suffering from hypertension and diabetes and had undergone coronary surgery recently.

Bassiouny was sent to manage the Egyptian embassy in Tel Aviv in 1982 after Egypt recalled its ambassador at the time in protest of the Lebanon War. He served in that position until he was appointed ambassador to Israel in 1986, a position he remained in until he too was recalled in 2000 in protest of the Al-Aksa Intifada.

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