Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi has suggested Mostafa al-Fiqqi, former head of parliament's foreign relations committee, as the nominee for Arab League secretary general. Al-Fiqqi is known for promoting good relations with Arab countries; Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria have already welcomed his nomination.
Al-Arabi himself has twice declined the nomination of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces for the position. The first time was before he took up his current ministerial role.
The post has been occupied by Egyptian nationals since the formation of the league’s headquarters in Cairo in 1954. When it was temporarily moved to Tunis, it was occupied by a Tunisian national, following the principle of assigning the post to a national of the country that hosts the headquarters.
Translated from the Arabic Edition