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 78)
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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Envoy to UN Named Foreign Minister in New Egyptian Govt", Reuters (Arab News), 11 July 2004.