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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
Deputy Ahmed Ben Helli
Preceded by Nabil Elaraby
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
11 July 2004 – 6 March 2011
Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif
Ahmed Shafik
Preceded by Ahmad Maher
Succeeded by Nabil Elaraby
Personal details
Born 12 June 1942 (1942-06-12) (age 79)
Heliopolis (Cairo suburb), Egypt
Alma mater Ain 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.


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.

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