Amr Moussa

Position: Secretary-general, Arab League

Biography: Amr Moussa, aged 74, is an Egyptian diplomat. Since 2001, he has been serving as the secretary-general of the Cairo-based Arab League.

Moussa graduated with a law degree from Cairo University in 1957. From 1958 to 1972, he worked at various Egyptian embassies in Europe, including Switzerland.

In 1974-77, Moussa was an adviser to the foreign minister. From 1977 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1990, he was director of the Department of International Organisations at the Foreign Affairs Ministry. Between 1981-83, he was deputy permanent representative to the UN in New York. In 1990, Moussa became Egypt’s permanent representative of Egypt to the UN.

In 1991, Mubarak appointed him as foreign minister. Moussa served in this role until 2001, when he was appointed to his current position at the Arab League.

Moussa said on in February 2011 that he intended to run for the presidency.

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