Al-Marsad Newspaper: The Official Gazette in Egypt recently published a decision by Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, with the approval of an Egyptian diplomat, to marry a Jordanian girl. The Egyptian President’s decision stated that he authorizes the ambassador in the diplomatic and consular corps, Alaa El-Din Abdel-Moneim Mohamed Moussa, to marry Miss Lara Talal Mohamed Kawash, the national of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
According to Law No. 45 of 1982 regarding the organization of the diplomatic and consular corps, it sets clear conditions for those who apply to join the foreign ministry, foremost of which is that the applicant for the diplomatic corps be an Egyptian from Egyptian parents by birth, as well as that his wife be Egyptian; Pointing out that the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the army have firm principles in preserving the identity of their affiliates. According to Cairo 24.
According to the law, and by resorting to diplomatic custom as well, anyone who marries a foreign woman is considered to have resigned from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Pointing out that there have been limited cases of this type of marriage over the past fifty years.
The approval of the marriage by President Sisi marks a shift in the diplomatic and consular corps, as it is the first time that an Egyptian diplomat has been allowed to marry a foreign woman through a Republican decision. This move is seen as a sign of progress and openness to the world, and an indication of the importance of diplomacy and international relations in the modern era.