Children: Hazem Moussa; Hania Moussa
Education: Cairo University, L.L.B., 1957
1958 - Begins career as a civil servant with the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1958-1972 - Works in several different governmental departments including Egypt's missions to the United Nations.
1974-1977 - Assistant to the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
1977-1981 - Director of the Department of International Organizations in Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1981-1983 - Alternate Egyptian representative to the United Nations.
1983-1986 - Egyptian Ambassador to India.
1986-1990 - Director of the Department of International Organizations in Egypt's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Permanent representative of Egypt to the United Nations.
1991-2001 - Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs.
2001-2011 - Sixth Secretary General of the League of Arab States.
June 13, 2010 -
Moussa meets with Hamas leader Ismail Haniya
in Gaza, the first senior Arab leader to visit Gaza since 2006.
February 4, 2011 -
Moussa participates in demonstrations in Cairo seeking to oust President Hosni Mubarak
. On a French radio station, he hints at presidential aspirations, "I am available to my country. I am ready to serve as a citizen who is entitled to be a candidate."
February 27, 2011 - Announces that he will run for president.
June 2011-May 2012 -
Egyptian presidential candidate.
May 23-24, 2012 -
Loses the presidential election as the majority of votes for president are cast for Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsy
and former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, forcing a runoff election between the two in June.
June 24, 2012 - Egypt's national elections commission announces that Morsy has defeated former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq in presidential run-off elections with 51.7% of the vote. Moussa asks the president "to head an emergency government of technocrats" for six to 12 months, according to state-run news agency MENA.
December 2012 -
CNN reports on the recent formation of the National Salvation Front, a coalition of several liberal parties and prominent political figures including Amr Moussa, Hamdeen Sabbahi, Mohamed ElBaradei
and Usama Ghazali Harb.
March 2013 -
Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Moussa and others in Egypt while on his first overseas trip since he became secretary.