Abdul Ati al-Obeidi

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Abdul Ati al-Obeidi
عبد العاطي العبيدي
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Prime Minister of Libya
In office
1 March 1977 – 1 March 1979
Preceded by Abdessalam Jalloud
Succeeded by Jadallah Azzuz at-Talhi
Head of State of Libya
In office
2 March 1979 – 7 January 1981
Preceded by Muammar Gaddafi
Succeeded by Muhammad az-Zaruq Rajab
Foreign Minister of Libya
In office
Preceded by Ali Treki
Succeeded by Ali Treki
Foreign Minister of Libya
In office
Preceded by Moussa Koussa
Succeeded by Mahmoud Jibril
Personal details
Born (1939-10-10) 10 October 1939 (age 74)[1]

Abdul Ati al-Obeidi (About this sound pronunction  AHB-duhl AH-tee al oh-BAY-dee[needs IPA] Arabic: عبد العاطي العبيدي ‎); born 10 October 1939) is a Libyan politician and diplomat. He held various top posts in Libya under Muammar Gaddafi; he was Prime Minister from 1977 to 1979 and Head of State from 1979 to 1981. Abdul Ati al-Obeidi was one of three main negotiators in Libya's decision to denounce and drop their nuclear weapons program. Amidst a civil war between Gaddafi loyalists and rebels, he was Foreign Minister in 2011. On 31 August 2011 he was detained west of Tripoli by rebel forces.[2][3]


General Secretary of the General People's Committee (Prime Minister)
  • 1 March 1977 to 1 March 1979
Head of State of Libya
  • 2 March 1979 to 7 January 1981
Other positions
  • Minister for European Affairs
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs: 1982 to 1984; 2011
  • Deputy Foreign Minister
  • Libyan Ambassador to Tunisia
  • Libyan Ambassador to Italy

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