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Ahmed Asmat Abdel-Meguid
أحمد عصمت عبد المجيد
Abdel-Meguid in 1972
5th Secretary-General of the Arab League
In office
1 June 1991 – 1 June 2001
Preceded byChedli Klibi
Succeeded byAmr Moussa
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
17 July 1984 – 1 June 1991
PresidentHosni Mubarak
Prime Minister
Preceded byKamal Hassan Ali
Succeeded byAmr Moussa
Personal details
Born(1923-03-22)22 March 1923
Alexandria, Egypt
Died21 December 2013(2013-12-21) (aged 90)
Cairo, Egypt
Political partyNational Democratic Party
Alma materAlexandria University
University of Paris

Ahmed Asmat Abdel-Meguid (Arabic: أحمد عصمت عبد المجيد‎; 22 March 1923 – 21 December 2013) was an Egyptian diplomat. He served as the Foreign Minister of Egypt between 1984 and 1991, and as the Secretary-General of the Arab League from 1991 until 2001.[1]


Born in Alexandria in March 1923,[2][3] Abdel Meguid received a law degree from Alexandria University in 1944 before going on to obtain a doctorate of international law from the University of Paris in 1947.[4] He joined the Egyptian foreign ministry in 1950 and worked in several departments, notably the British and French sections. In 1967 he was appointed as Chairman of the State Information Service, a post he held for a year.[5] He became ambassador to France in 1970, deputy foreign minister in 1970, and Egypt's high representative to the United Nations in 1972. He served in that position until 1983, and was then foreign minister from 1984 to 1991, when he was elected secretary-general of the Arab League.[4]

He died in Cairo on 21 December 2013, at the age of 90.[6]


  1. ^ "Ismat Abdel Majid". Alexandria Governorate. Archived from the original on 25 October 2010. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  2. ^ "IBN: Index bio-bibliographicus notorum hominum". Biblio Verlag. 16 May 2010 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "أحمد عصمت عبد المجيد". www.aljazeera.net.
  4. ^ a b Goldschmidt, Jr., Arthur (2000). Biographical Dictionary of Modern Egypt. Lynne Rienner Publishers. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-55587-229-8.
  5. ^ "رئيس الهيئة العامة للاستعلامات لـ 'الدستور': خطة لتنوير الشعب خاصة الشباب!". جريدة الدستور. 16 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Former Arab League secretary-general Esmat Abdel-Meguid dies". Ahram Online. Retrieved 23 December 2013.

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Political offices
Preceded by Foreign Minister of Egypt
Succeeded by
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by Secretary-General of the Arab League
Succeeded by