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Aboul Gheit, Chief Of Arab League

Aboul Gheit, Chief Of Arab League

Tuesday، 06 September 2016 - 03:45 PM


Ahmed Aboul-Gheit (Born 12 June 1942) is an Egyptian diplomat who has been Secretary-General of the Arab League since March 2016.

 Aboul-Gheit served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt from 11 July 2004 to 6 March 2011; previously he was Egypt's Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

 

 In December 2005, he began mediating the Chad-Sudan conflict. He was succeeded as Minister of Foreign Affairs by ICJ judge Nabil Elaraby in March 2011. He was elected as Secretary-General of the Arab League in March 2016.

 

Born in Heliopolis in Cairo on 12 June 1942. He started his career as Third Secretary at the Embassy of Cyprus; subsequently he was First Secretary for Egypt's mission to the United Nations, Political Consultant at the Egyptian Embassy in the Soviet Union in 1984, and Ambassador of Egypt to Italy, Macedonia and San Marino. In 1999 he was the head of Egypt's permanent delegation to the United Nations.

 

On 26 December 2010, Aboul Gheit opened the first Egyptian consulate outside Baghdad in the northern city of Erbil in a one-day visit to Iraq, where he also held talks with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.

 

Aboul Gheit was elected as Secretary-General of the Arab League in March 2016.

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