Abu al-Gheit speaks during a press conference after his meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, in Beirut, Lebanon.
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The Arab League said Monday Egypt has presented Ahmed Abul Gheit, ex-president Hosni Mubarak's last foreign minister, as its candidate to head the pan-Arab body after its present chief declined a second term.Traditionally, the secretary general of Arab League has held the post for two terms, and Cairo has always insisted that it be held by an Egyptian diplomat.Arab League foreign ministers will hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss the candidacy of Abul Gheit, 74 . Appointed in 2004, Abul Gheit was the last foreign minister of Mubarak, who was overthrown in a popular 18-day uprising in early 2011 .
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