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    Amr Moussa (2001–2011)

    Amr Moussa has held the office of Secretary-General of the League of Arab States since 2001.

    After graduating in law from the University of Cairo in 1957, he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Egypt and from 1958 to 1972 worked in several Egyptian missions, including Egypt's Embassy in Switzerland and its mission to the United Nations.

    From 1974 to 1977 he was Adviser to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Egypt. Between two stints as Director of the Department of International Organisation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1977–81 and 1986–90) he held the posts of Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (1981–83) and Ambassador to India (1983–86). Following a term as Egypt’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (1990–91), he became Minister of Foreign Affairs, an office he held until becoming Secretary General of the Arab League in 2001.

    In 2003 he served as a member of the United Nations High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change for International Peace and Security.

    In addition to being decorated by the states of Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina and the German Federation, Amr Moussa was awarded the Grand Cordon of the Nile, Egypt, and the Order of the Two Niles First Class, Sudan, in 2001. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the Lebanese American University in Beirut in July 2010.

    Amr Moussa is married with a son and a daughter.

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