The Foreign Ministry of Comoros
Mohamed El-Amine Souef
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Mohamed El-Amine Souef was born on July 28th, 1962 in Moroni, Comoros and is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Union of the Comoros.
Souef was enrolled at three higher academic institutions between 1990 and 1998. First at the Foreign Service Training Academy in Lahore, Pakistan, then within the literature faculty at the Islamic University of Medina in Saudi Arabia, and lastly at the Sidi Mohamed University of Morocco.
Souef had his first government job as ambassador of the Union of the Comoros to Egypt between the years of 1995 and 1998, during which he also represented the Union of the Comoros at the Arab League. He became Foreign Minister the first time during the military coup of the new president Azali Assoumani in 1999. He kept this position until 2005 with just a short break in 2002 during elections. In 2006 he was named ambassador and permanent representative of the Union of the Comoros to the United Nations in New York. Throughout his political career he has worked as a direct advisor to the President of the Union of the Comoros, as well as written five book to topics within politics and geopolitics. In 2017 he was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Union of the Comoros for the second time and is currently also using his expertise on ongoing peace-keeping projects in Mali and Sudan.