Top Qatari diplomat to be nominated as Arab League chief

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Abdul Rahman Bin Hamad Al Attiyah

Abdul Rahman Bin Hamad Al Attiyah

Qatar is planning to nominate one of its top diplomats to become the next Arab League Secretary General, it was reported on Tuesday.

The Gulf state will propose that Abdul Rahman Bin Hamad Al Attiyah replace the outgoing Egyptian Amr Moussa, The Press Association has said, quoting an unnamed source from the Arab League. 

Official nominations have yet to be announced, said the newswire. Moussa, whose tenure at the Arab League is due to end May 15, plans to run in Egypt’s presidential election following a wave of popular uprisings that forced Hosni Mubarak to resign in February.

Al Attiyah headed the Gulf Cooperation Council until Friday, when his term expired.

The post of Secretary General of the Arab League has always been filled by an Egyptian national. The only exception has been when its headquarters were moved to Tunisia in 1990 and Tunisian diplomat Shazili Al Qulaiby took over for a period of one year.

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