New Arab League Chief Appears Tough on Aides on First Day
On his first day as the new secretary general of the Arab League, former Egyptian foreign minister Amr Moussa held a meeting with assistants who later left “with frowning faces,” according to the Al Massaeyya Egyptian daily.
According to the Arabic evening paper, Moussa “has said boldly that he is not satisfied with the performance inside the league,” stressing the necessity for energizing the institution’s role in a changing world.
Two senior officials contacted by the paper refused to comment on the events of the meeting. Assistant Secretary General for Palestinian Affairs Saeed Kamal said that “he didn’t care about his career, and all that concerned him was the Palestinian cause.”
“No comment,” said his colleague Ahmad bin Hilli when reporters approached him for a comment, according to the paper.
The Arab Summit put the new chief in charge of making changes to the toothless institution to render it an effective tool for Arab action.
Moussa’s resume as one of the toughest Arab politicians on Israeli and US policies indicates that the newcomer has good potential, according to observers.
His appointment to the post was uncontested – Albawaba.com
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