Egypt officially nominates Ahmed Aboul-Gheit to head Arab League.His appointment was contained in a statement released by the 22-member bloc.
- Ahmed AboulGheit as the Arab League’s new secretary general,will replace fellow Egyptian Nabil El-Araby, who announced that he would not seek another term after the expiration of his current tenure in July 2016.
- Prior to his new appointment Abul Gheits erved as Egypt’s last Foreign Minister under expelled leaded Hosni Mubarak.
- AboulGheitwas born in Cairo in 1942, He served as permanent representative of Egypt at the United Nations Headquarters in New York between 1999 and 2004.
- He graduated from Egypt’s Ain Shams University in business. He also served as Egyptian Ambassador to Italy in 1992.
The Arab League
- The Arab League was formed in Cairo by six Arab countries in 1945, today, it comprises 22 Arab countries spanning North Africa, the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.