Outgoing AL Secretary General worked for unity: Sisi
Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Araby signs a book of condolence for the victims of this week's deadly attacks in France, at the French embassy in Cairo January 10, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

CAIRO: Egypt’s Presidency praised efforts of Secretary General of the Arab League Nabil al-Araby; his tenure ends in July, according to a statement from Presidential Office Sunday.

“With his large legal and diplomatic experience, Dr. Nabil al-Araby has the process of Arab joint action. He continued diligent efforts to develop the Arab League through the development of the Arab League Charter and its mechanisms,” the statement read.

“I have asked the Egyptian government not to think about renewal (of my tenure) for a new term,” Al-Araby said in remarks to state-owned news agency MENA Sunday.
Araby was elected May 15, 2011 as AL Secretary General for a 5-year term which he officially assumed in July of the same year.

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry expressed his gratitude to Araby over his efforts to “support the Arab reunion,” Foreign Ministry stated.

Araby was one of Egyptian legal consultants in Camp David Conference for Peace in the Middle East in 1978. He also was Egyptian government’s representative in the International arbitration penal on Taba Border Dispute (1986-1988).

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