Arab foreign ministers on Wednesday reappointed Ahmed Aboul Gheit as the secretary-general of the Arab League, Egypt’s state-run news agency reported.
Aboul Gheit, a former ambassador to the United Nations won the backing of the Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo, MENA's report said.
In January, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi announced that Cairo would nominate Aboul Gheit for a second, five-year term as the chief of the 22-member bloc.
He was first appointed in 2016 as the secretary-general of the AL.
Aboul Gheit, 78, is the eighth general secretary of the League since its establishment.
He began his diplomatic career in the mid-sixties, and held various positions, lastly as Egypt’s Foreign Minister between 2004 and 2011 before he was elected to lead the AL.