CAIRO – 3 March 2021: Arab foreign ministers unanimously approved a new five-year term for Egypt’s Ahmed Aboul Gheit as the undersecretary of the Arab League on Wednesday.
Aboul Gheit thanked the Arab League for its continued trust and thanked President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi for nominating him once more.
The diplomat, 78, served as Egypt’s foreign minister from 2004 to 2011, and went on to become the undersecretary of the Arab League in 2016.
“For the past five years, I worked under conditions that you know were difficult and pressing. I have set my eyes above all on preserving this Arab house that gathers us. It is a place that is dear for us and represents our union. Its wall shall not fall under any circumstances,” Aboul Gheit said in his acceptance speech.