Amre Moussa

Secretary General, Arab League (2001-2011) and NGIC Board Member

Amr Moussa, the chairman of Egypt's 50-member panel tasked with amending Egypt's Islamist-drafted constitution, speaks during a press conference at the upper house of parliament, the Shoura Council, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The panel began voting on each of the 247 articles of constitutional amendments, and will hand in the draft to interim Egyptian President Adly Mansour, who has a month to call for a public vote on it. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Amre Moussa is an Egyptian politician and diplomat who was the Secretary-General of the Arab League, a 22-member forum representing Arab states, 2001-2011. In a long diplomatic career beginning in the 1950s, Moussa served as Egypt's ambassador to several countries, as well as the UN. He eventually rose to the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1991, a title he held until his appointment to the the Arab League. Since stepping down, Moussa had dedicated himself to Egyptian domestic affairs, becoming an outspoken and popular public figure. In 2013, he was elected President of the committee of 50 that will amend the Egyptian constitution. Moussa's tenure at the Arab League was defined by the pursuit of peaceful dialogue, notably a 2009 memorandum of understanding signed with the Holy See. He is also recognised as having reinvigorated the organisation's bureaucracy.
 
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