Rateb, Aisha (1928–)

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Rateb, Aisha (1928–)

Egyptian politician, diplomat and professor of law. Name variations: Aisha Rateb; Aisha Rateb Soad. Born 1928 in Egypt; studied at the Faculty of Law in Cairo.

Studied in Cairo and Paris and became first Professor of International Law at Cairo University; was 2nd woman elected to Egyptian cabinet (1971) and served as minister of Social Affairs and Social Insurance (1971–77); became chair of Legislative Affairs Committee (1973) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (1978); was 1st woman appointed ambassador for Egypt and served in Denmark (1979–81) and Germany (1981–84).

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