Abdul Ati al-Obeidi

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Abdul Ati al-Obeidi
عبد العاطي العبيدي
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Prime Minister of Libya
In office
2 March 1977 – 2 March 1979
LeaderMuammar Gaddafi
Preceded byAbdessalam Jalloud
Succeeded byJadallah Azzuz at-Talhi
Secretary-General of the General People's Congress
In office
2 March 1979 – 7 January 1981
LeaderMuammar Gaddafi
Preceded byMuammar Gaddafi
Succeeded byMuhammad az-Zaruq Rajab
Foreign Minister of Libya
In office
1982–1984
Preceded byAli Treki
Succeeded byAli Treki
In office
6 April 2011 – 2011
Preceded byMoussa Koussa
Succeeded byMahmoud Jibril
Personal details
Born (1939-10-10) 10 October 1939 (age 82)[1]
Italian Libya

Abdul Ati al-Obeidi (/ˈɑːbdəl ˈɑːti ɑːl ˈbdi/ (audio speaker iconlisten); Arabic: عبد العاطي العبيدي; born 10 October 1939) is a Libyan politician. He worked in the cabinet of Muammar Gaddafi. He was Prime Minister from 1977 to 1979 and General Secretary of General People's Congress from 1979 to 1981.

On 31 August 2011, he was detained west of Tripoli by rebel forces.[2][3] In June 2013, a court found him not guilty of a charge of mismanagement.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. The Middle East and North Africa. December 1980. ISBN 9780905118505.
  2. "Libya's former foreign minister surrenders - video". The Guardian. September 2011.
  3. "'It's over for Gaddafi' says his foreign minister". 24 August 2011.
  4. Former Gaddafi official given senior position in Libyan eastern ruling body Middle East Monitor, April 3, 2017