Brussels, 12/03/2016
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STATEMENT

Statement of the HR/VP Federica Mogherini on the appointment of Ahmed Abul Gheit as Secretary General of the League of Arab States

Following his appointment as the new Secretary General of the League of Arab States, I wish H.E. Mr. Ahmed Abul Gheit every success in his new role.

Mr. Abul Gheit´s experience, determination and leadership will be crucial in driving the League's initiatives forward in a region faced with multiple challenges and opportunities. 

I look forward to working closely with Mr. Abul Gheit and the League of Arab States as a key partner of the EU.

My thanks and appreciation go to the outgoing Secretary General, H.E. Mr. Nabil El Arabi for the constructive and excellent co-operation we have had over the past years