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Aly Abuzaakouk

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Libyan Government of National Salvation

After the 2011 revolution in Libya, Aly Ramadan Abuzaakouk served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of National Salvation. Prior to the revolution Abuzaakouk was a leading pro-democracy Libyan activist based in Washington, DC. He served as president of the Citizenship Forum for Human Development and Democracy (CFHDD). He also served as Executive Director of the Libya Human and Political Development Forum, editor of Al Muntada Allibi (The Libyan Forum), an Arabic language journal, and managing editor of Libyaforum.org. He was the Managing Editor of Democracy Watch; and Director of External Affairs for the Network of Democratic Journalists in the Arab World (DJAW). He was one of the founders of the Network of Democrats of The Arab World (NDAW) and served on its Board of Directors. Abuzaakouk was a Lecturer in Communications at the University of Benghazi in Libya. Mr. Abuzaakouk is a frequent commentator on radio and television programs around the world. He publishes in both English and Arabic, and has presented numerous papers and lectures to conferences and universities internationally.