H.E. Ashraf Mohsen Mohamed Mohsen, the Ambassador of Egypt to Hungary.

Dear friends,
With deep sorrow I would like to share the unexpected death of my dear friend, H.E. Ashraf Mohsen Mohamed Mohsen, the Ambassador of Egypt to Hungary.

He passed away yesterday 21.3.2014, at his residence in Budapest.

Since his arrival in Budapest, Ashraf has been a good friend to me and to Israel. He participated in all of our activities, including those related to the Holocaust. He showed his solidarity with the Jewish community in Hungary.

Ashraf and his wife Hadia were good personal friends of Ora and me.

Ashraf was also a big supporter of the longstanding peace which exists between Israel and Egypt, and used to talk with much nostalgia about his diplomatic service in Israel, as the Deputy Ambassador of Egypt to Israel for four years.

Our condolences go out to his wife and two children, to his family and also to the people of Egypt.

Egypt has lost a great diplomat and we have lost a true friend.

His spirit, character and love of life, family and country are a testament to the great man he was.

We all will miss him.

May he rest in peace.

Ilan Mor
Ambassador