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Qatar to nominate diplomat for Arab League chief.

CAIRO: Qatar Qatar or Katar (both: kŭ`tər, gŭ–, kətär`), officially State of Qatar, independent emirate (2005 est. pop. 863,000), c.  plans to propose one of its top diplomats Some famous diplomats include: Afghanistan
  • Abdullah Abdullah
Algeria
  • Abdelaziz Bouteflika
  • Mohamed Seddik Benyahia
  • Lakhdar Brahimi
Argentina
  • Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Australia
  • Richard Alston
 to the post of Arab League secretary-general to replace outgoing Egyptian Amr Moussa.

Moussa, whose tenure ends May 15, plans to run in Egypt's presidential election that are expected later this year after a popular uprising toppled Hosni Mubarak Noun 1. Hosni Mubarak - Egyptian statesman who became president in 1981 after Sadat was assassinated (born in 1929)
Mubarak
 in February.

An Arab diplomat at the League said on Monday that Qatar wants Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al-Attiyah to head the league.

The diplomat spoke on condition of anonymity since official nominations have not yet been announced.

Al-Attiyah served as chief of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council until Friday, when his term expired and the position was taken over by Bahrain's Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani.

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