The Arab League’s 22 member states have picked veteran Egyptian diplomat Ahmed Abul-Gheit to head the body in a late-night session on Thursday. Its ministerial meeting held in Cairo, Egypt. He will succeed Nabil El-Araby, Egyptian diplomat whose term ends in July 2016 after he had rejected second five-year term.
Abul Gheit is a former ambassador of Egypt to the United Nations. He had served as Egypt’s foreign minister from 2004 to 2011 during the final seven years of Hosni Mubarak’s rule. Gheit, who has also served as Egypt’s ambassador to the United Nations, had been widely expected to win approval from the league members.
The appointment came at a critical time for the Middle East, with Syria marking the fifth anniversary of its civil war, proxy wars between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group raging across the region.
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa announced the decision after some last-minute wrangling over the appointment, saying that Aboul-Gheit would “serve a five-year term effective July 1” as secretary-general.
The Arab League is a regional organization of Arab countries in and around North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Arabia.
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