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Chedli Klibi
الشاذلي القليبي
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4th Secretary-General of the Arab League
In office
March 1979 – September 3, 1990
Preceded by Mahmoud Riad
Succeeded by Ahmed Asmat Abdel-Meguid
Minister of Information of Tunisia
In office
Minister of Culture of Tunisia
In office
December 8, 1976 – September 20, 1978
President Habib Bourguiba
Prime Minister Hédi Nouira
Preceded by Mahmoud Messadi
Succeeded by Mohamed Yalaoui [fr]
In office
June 24, 1971 – November 30, 1973
President Habib Bourguiba
Prime Minister Hédi Nouira
Preceded by Habib Boularès
Succeeded by Mahmoud Messadi
In office
October 7, 1961 – June 12, 1970
President Habib Bourguiba
Prime Minister Bahi Ladgham (1969–1970)
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by Habib Boularès
Personal details
Born (1925-09-06)6 September 1925
Tunis, Tunisia
Died 13 May 2020(2020-05-13) (aged 94)
Tunis, Tunisia
Political party Socialist Destourian Party

Chedli Klibi (Arabic: الشاذلي القليبي; September 6, 1925 – May 13, 2020) was a Tunisian politician. He was Secretary General of the Arab League, and the only non-Egyptian to hold the post.

Early life

Mr. Klibi graduated with a Baccalaureat de l'Enseignement Secondaire in philosophy from Sadiki College in 1944. After graduate work at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University where he earned a degree in Arabic language and literature in 1947. Having mastered the Arabic and French languages, he lectured at the Institut des Hautes Etudes and the Ecole Normale Superieure.


After becoming Director General of Radio Tunis in 1958, he became the Tunisian Minister of Cultural Affairs (1961 - 1970, 1971 - 1973, 1976 - 1978) under the chairmanship of Habib Bourguiba, then chief of staff to the president from 1974 to 1976 before being Minister of Information from 1978 to 1979. He also served as mayor of Carthage from 1963 to 1990. As mayor, he signed a symbolic "peace treaty" with the mayor of Rome, Ugo Vetere, in 1985 in commemoration of the 2,131st anniversary of the end of the Punic Wars between ancient Rome and ancient Carthage.

Klibi was appointed secretary general of the Arab League in March 1979, as a result of the Egypt–Israel peace treaty. In 1990, he resigned from the post without explanation. As secretary general he held three ordinary summits for the Heads of Arab States and six extraordinary summits. As member of the House of Councillors from 2005 to 2008, Klibi spent his retirement in his Carthage residence with his wife Klibi Kalthoum.

Later life

He wrote Orient-Occident - la paix violente which was published in 1999. This book was written in the form of an interview with French journalist Jennifer Moll, in which he envisages several matters involving Islam, Europe and his experiences as secretary general of the Arab League.


Tunisian national medals

  • Tunisia :
  • Grand Cordon of the Order of Independence
  • Grand Cordon of the Order of the Republic
  • Grand Cordon of the National Order of Merit of Tunisia

Foreign honors

  •  Algeria : Medal of Honor of the Republic of Algeria
  •  Lebanon : Grand Cordon of the National Order of the Cedar
  •  Morocco : Grand Cordon of the Order of Ouissam Alaouite
  •  Palestine : Grand Cordon of the National Order of Palestine

See also

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