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Amr Moussa steps down as chief of Yasser Arafat Foundation

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat (R) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Mussa walk together on their way to hold a joint press conference, 29 April in Gaza City. [FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images]
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat (R) and Egyptian Foreign Minister Amr Mussa walk together on their way to hold a joint press conference, 29 April in Gaza City. [FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images]

The former secretary-general of the League of Arab States, Amr Moussa, yesterday resigned from his post as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Yasser Arafat Foundation.

In an official statement, the foundation expressed its regret over Moussa's move, hailing what it described as "Moussa's great efforts in developing and growing the foundation's activities."

The statement added that the foundation's board had assumed Nabil Shaath as a "temporary successor for Moussa," noting that the new chief would be elected in the "next emergency meeting due in a few days."

The Yasser Arafat Foundation is an independent non-profit organization, established in 2008 to preserve former Palestinian President Arafat's heritage and legacy. It also addresses the development of charitable, humanitarian, social and academic activities that serve the Palestinian people.

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