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Basil Akl

Basil Akl

Sector : Government Officials , Officials

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  • Country of residence : Lebanon
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1938
  • Age : 83
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Basil Amin Akel (1938, Jaffa - December 2, 2020, Beirut), known as Abu Al-Amin, is a Palestinian politician and intellectual, who was a member of the Palestinian National and Central Councils, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Palestine Studies. He lived between Beirut and London.

his life
Basil Akl was born in Jaffa in 1938 AD. He received his BA in political science from the American University in Cairo in 1959, and his MA in political science from the American University in Beirut in 1962. He worked as a consultant in the Kuwaiti Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he was responsible for the political department, and was a member of the Kuwaiti delegation to the first two Arab summits The second, he was the first representative of the Liberation Organization in Egypt from 1965 to 1966. He worked as director of the Arab League office in London in 1968, and was an advisor to President Yasser Arafat, and represented Palestine at the United Nations between 1975 and 1976, and headed the first Palestinian delegation To the UN Security Council 1975.

Moroccan King Hassan II bin Mohammed appointed him head of the Al-Quds Fund. He participated in many Arab summit conferences under the leadership of President Yasser Arafat and President Mahmoud Abbas. He was also a member of the Palestinian National and Central Councils, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Palestine Studies.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas awarded him the Golden Medal of Merit and Excellence on February 24, 2017. In the decision to award the medal, “We, Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, have decided to award the fighter, Basil Akel, the “Golden” Medal of Merit and Excellence in recognition of his role The struggle in the history of the Palestinian national action, as the first Palestinian to address the UN Security Council on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and the first to head the political department in Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and a high appreciation for his contributions and intellectual journey in the defense of his homeland and the Palestinian people. wisely and powerfully.”

his death
Basil Akl passed away in Beirut on December 2, 2020 AD corresponding to Rabi` al-Akhir 17, 1442 AH, at the age of 82. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestine Liberation Organization mourned him, as did a number of embassies and Arab and international organizations.

 

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