UNSMIL mourns former president of Libyan Transitional Government

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

LIBYA – United Support Nations Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) mourned the former president of the Libyan Transitional Government, Abd al-Rahim al-Keeb, who passed away today, at the age of 70, of a heart attack in the United States of America.

“The deceased was a distinguished university professor, academic, and prominent politician, with the interest of the nation, believing in dialogue and harmony,” the mission said in a tweet.

Al-Keeb was the first president of transitional government in Libya after the overthrow of the previous regime, in a poll conducted by members of the National Transitional Council, where al-Keeb government continued to operate until the end of October 2012.

Abd al-Rahim Khalid Abd al-Hafiz al-Keeb, born in 1950 in Tripoli, is a university professor, electrical engineer, and politician who is originally from the city of Sabratha. He worked as a professor at the University of North Carolina, the University of Alabama, the American University in Sharjah, and most recently worked at the Petroleum Institute in The United Arab Emirates.

Alkeeb held a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tripoli, as well as a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina, and then a doctorate from the University of Southern California.


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