Ahmed Aboul Gheit

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Ahmed Aboul Gheit
أحمد أبو الغيط
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8th Secretary-General of the Arab League
Assumed office
3 July 2016
DeputyAhmed Ben Helli
Preceded byNabil Elaraby
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
11 July 2004 – 6 March 2011
Prime MinisterAhmed Nazif
Ahmed Shafik
Preceded byAhmad Maher
Succeeded byNabil Elaraby
Personal details
Born (1942-06-12) 12 June 1942 (age 80)
Heliopolis (Cairo suburb), Egypt
Alma materAin Shams University

Ahmed Aboul Gheit (Arabic: أحمد أبو الغيط, also: Abu al-Ghayt, Abu El Gheyt, etc.) (born 12 June 1942) is an Egyptian diplomat. He is the 8th and current Secretary-General of the Arab League since July 2016.[1]

Career[change | change source]

Aboul-Gheit was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt from 11 July 2004 to 6 March 2011. He was Egypt's Permanent Representative to the United Nations.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Arab League names Egypt's Ahmed Aboul Gheit as new chief". Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  2. "Envoy to UN Named Foreign Minister in New Egyptian Govt", Reuters (Arab News), 11 July 2004.