Arab diplomat: Egypt decided to re-nominate Ahmed Aboul Gheit as Arab League Secretary General

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Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 11:40 GMT

Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Abul Gheit

Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Abul Gheit

CAIRO - 25 January 2020: An informed Arab diplomatic source said that Egypt decided to re-nominate Ahmed Aboul Gheit to the position of Secretary General of the Arab League for a full second term, which is 5 years.

 

It is scheduled to take a decision in this regard at the next Arab summit scheduled for next March, in accordance with the Charter of the League of Arab States.

 

The source pointed out that if the Arab summit is not held in the first half of this year 2021, Arab leaders must authorize Arab foreign ministers to solve this matter through a meeting of the Arab League Council at the level of Arab foreign ministers and before the end of the Secretary-General's first term, on 30 June.

 

Aboul Gheit is an Egyptian politician and diplomat who has been Secretary-General of the Arab League since July 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.

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