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
Secretary-General of the General People's Congress
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
In office
Preceded by Moussa Koussa
Succeeded by Mahmoud Jibril
Personal details
Born (1939-10-10) 10 October 1939 (age 76)[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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