CAIRO: Egypt has been elected to chair the executive bureau of the Arab Social Affairs Ministers Council for the 2015-2017 term, state news agency MENA reported Tuesday.
The selection came during the Arab social solidarity ministers conference currently being held in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm al Sheikh.
The election was based on an official proposal submitted by Qatar, Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Wali said, adding that the request was approved by all the seven members of the Council of Arab Social Affairs Ministers’ executive bureau.
The seven member states are Oman, Iraq, Sudan, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia and Egypt, said Wali.
Sudan was elected as deputy head of the executive bureau.