Roushdy was the head of the technical secretariat of the Supreme Standing Committee for Human Rights (SSCHR), which is chaired by the foreign minister.
Established in 2018, the SSCHR seeks to enhance the institutionalisation of human rights promotion in Egypt.
Roushdy also served as the assistant minister of Foreign Affairs for human rights and as the assistant minister for multilateral affairs and international security.
Roushdy served in a number of missions abroad over the past decade, including as the country’s ambassador to Brazil and non-resident ambassador to Guyana.
The late diplomat was appointed as ambassador to Rome in June last year.
“The late Ambassador Alaa Rousdhy was a role model of good manners, who was loved by all,” the Egyptian foreign ministry said in a statement.
“He was also a model of professional dedication and an example of serious and hard work throughout his distinguished career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our missions abroad.
The ministry extended sincere condolences to the family of the late diplomat, praying God to bestow his mercy upon him and grant patience to his family.