President Abbas names Hussein Al-Sheikh Secretary-General of PLO


President Mahmoud Abbas today named Hussein Al-Sheikh secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee.

Al-Sheikh has served as the Minister of Civil Affairs and member of Fatah Central Committee.

The position was previously held by Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, and had remained vacant since his death of COVID-19 in November 2020.


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