New Secretary General of Arab League is Egyptian Diplomat Ahmed Abul Gheit [ Current Affairs ]
The Arab League is Veteran Egyptian diplomat Ahmed Abul Gheit (73). In favour of Aboul Gheit 22-member league voted unanimously who was only contender for the post at its ministerial meeting held in Cairo, Egypt. He will replace Nabil El-Araby, Egyptian diplomat whose term ends in July 2016 due to he had rejected second five-year term.
- Abul Gheit has served as former ambassador of Egypt to the United Nations.
- From 2004 to 2011 he had also served as Egypt’s foreign minister during the final seven years of Hosni Mubarak’s rule.
About Arab League
The Arab League is a regional organization of Arab countries in and around North Africa, the Horn of Africa and Arabia.
Objectives of Arab League are:
- Provide economic, political, cultural, scientific and social programmes designed to promote the interests of the Arab world.
- Between member States and co-ordinate collaboration draw closer the relations.
- Protection their independence and sovereignty and to consider in a general way the affairs and interests of the Arab countries.
It was founded on 22nd March 1945 in Cairo in Cairo by six members viz.
- Saudi Arabia
Currently the League has 22 members counting Syria whose participation has been suspended since November 2011.
- Published on: March 14, 2016