• Dr.. Ahmed Esmat Abdel Meguid 1991 - 2001


    Secretary-General of the League of Arab States 1991 - 2001.

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs in 1985.

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt in 1984.

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs in 1985.

    Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Nations New York 1983-1972.

    Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs 1970-1972.

    Ambassador of Egypt to France 1970.

    President of the State Information Service and official spokesman of the Egyptian government at the rank of Deputy Minister 1969.

    Director of Culture and Technical Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1968-1969.

    Secretary-General of the Higher Ministerial Committee on Cultural Relations and Technical Cooperation of the Arab Republic of Egypt 1969.

    Director of the Office of Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Minister of the Egyptian Embassy in Paris, France 1963-1967.

    Deputy Director of Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo, 1961-1963.

    Advisor to the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the European Headquarters of the United Nations, Geneva, 1957-1961.

    Head of Department of the United Kingdom, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo 1954-1957.

    Attaché and Third Secretary at the Egyptian Embassy in London.

    Political advisor responsible for the implementation of the British-Egyptian Convention 1954-1956.



    PhD in International Law, University of Paris, 1951.

    Diploma, Institute of Political Science, University of Paris, 1949.

    Diploma of Comparative Law Institute, University of Paris, 1949.

    Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, University of Paris, 1948.

    Postgraduate Diploma in Public Law, University of Paris 1947.

    Bachelor of Law, Alexandria University, 1944.

    Academic Studies:

    International Law Academy, The Hague, Summer 1949.

    Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London 1951-1952. Academic, Legal and Diplomatic Experience: Member of the Bar Association, from September 1944.

    Pleaded before Egyptian national courts and mixed courts in Alexandria, Egypt.

    Participated in the negotiations and drafting of the agreements concluded between Egypt and the United Kingdom (Withdrawal of British troops) and between Egypt and France (on the settlement of claims) from 1954 to 1957.

    He lectured on diplomacy, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 1962.

    Examiner of international law, Faculty of Law, Cairo University and Alexandria University from 1962-1963.

    Member of the Committee of Examiners at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic Institute, Cairo, 1968-1969.

    Member of the founding committee of the United Nations University in Tokyo 1974.

    Member of the Egyptian Ministerial Legislative Committee, 1970.

    Participated in the work of the legislative committees and the committees of foreign and Arab affairs in the People's Assembly (Egyptian Parliament).

    Chairman of the committee that was mandated to introduce Arabic as a working language in the United Nations, 1974.

    Member of the Union of International Law, London. Member of the United Nations Commission on Transnational Corporations New York, November 1981.

    Member of Examiners Committee, New York.

    Director-General of the Regional Centre for Commercial Arbitration in Cairo, which was established under the supervision of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee (1983).

    Chairman of the Egyptian Committee at the Tutankhamun exhibition, Paris 1966.

    Presidential Fellow, Aspen Institute for Humane Studies, Aspen Colorado.

    Member of the Egyptian Association of the United Nations.

    Member of the French-Egyptian Friendship Association.

    Chairman of the Egyptian National Group of the World Peace Centre.


    Awards and Medals:

    Grand Croix Medal from the French Government.

    Medal of the Republic of the first class of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

    Medal of the Yugoslavian government.

    Order of Merit from the French Government.

    Grand Cross Medal of Honour from the Greek Government.

    Order of Merit "Cavalier Don Grand Croce" from the Italian Republic.

    Grand Dubois Medal from the Danish Government.

    Grand Dubois Medal from the Government of Colombia.

    Grand Cross Medal from the Federal Republic of Germany.

    The title "Crown Brunei" from the Sultanate of Brunei.


    Date of birth: 22 March 1923.

    Place of birth: Alexandria, Egypt.

    Marital status: Married with three children.

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