List of leaders of Middle Eastern and North African states

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This is a list of leaders of Middle Eastern and North African states. It consists of the heads of state and government within the Arab League, and of other MENA countries outside it.

Leaders of Arab League member states

State Region Image Leader Title In Office
 Algeria North Africa Abdelmadjid Tebboune 20200119 (cropped).jpg Abdelmadjid Tebboune President of Algeria 19 December 2019
Aymen Benabderrahmane, Radio Algérienne - Mar 23, 2021.jpg Aymen Benabderrahmane Prime Minister of Algeria 30 June 2021
 Bahrain Arabian Peninsula Donald Trump meets with King Hamed bin Issa of Bahrain, May 2017 (cropped).jpg Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa King of Bahrain 6 March 1999
Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa.jpg Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa Prime Minister of Bahrain 11 November 2020
 Comoros Indian Ocean[1] President Azali Assoumani.jpg Azali Assoumani President of the Comoros 26 May 2016
 Djibouti Horn of Africa Ismail Omar Guelleh 2018.jpg Ismaïl Omar Guelleh President of Djibouti 8 May 1999
Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed.jpg Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed Prime Minister of Djibouti 1 April 2013
 Egypt Near East[2] Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.PNG Abdel Fattah el-Sisi President of Egypt 8 June 2014
مصطفى مدبولي - مؤتمر بالعراق 2020.png Mostafa Madbouly Prime Minister of Egypt 14 June 2018
 Iraq Near East Barham Salih (cropped).jpg Barham Salih President of Iraq 2 October 2018
President Trump Welcomes the Prime Minister of Iraq to the White House (50248640381) (cropped).jpg Mustafa Al-Kadhimi Prime Minister of Iraq 7 May 2020
 Jordan Levant King Abdullah II (cropped).jpg Abdullah II of Jordan King of Jordan 7 February 1999
Bisher Al-Khasawneh (cropped).jpg Bisher Al-Khasawneh Prime Minister of Jordan 12 October 2020
 Kuwait Arabian Peninsula Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (cropped).jpg Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Emir of Kuwait 29 September 2020
Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah 2014 (cropped).jpg Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah Prime Minister of Kuwait 19 November 2019
 Lebanon Levant Michel Aoun, February 2020 (cropped).jpg Michel Aoun President of Lebanon 31 October 2016
Najib Mikati portrait.jpg Najib Mikati Prime Minister of Lebanon 10 September 2021
 Libya North Africa Мухаммад Аль-Манфи (51120607759).jpg Mohamed al-Menfi Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya 10 March 2021
Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh (15-04-2021).jpg Abdul Hamid Dbeibeh Prime Minister of Libya 15 March 2021
 Mauritania Maghreb Hi Excellency Mohammed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani, President of Mauritania, at the UK-Africa Investment Summit, 20 January 2020 (cropped).jpg Mohamed Ould Ghazouani President of Mauritania 1 August 2019
Seal of Mauritania (2018).svg Mohamed Ould Bilal Prime Minister of Mauritania 6 August 2020
 Morocco North Africa King Mohammed VI of Morocco, Africa Forum Summit 2015 (cropped).jpg Mohammed VI of Morocco King of Morocco 23 July 1999
Aziz Akhannouch (cropped).jpg Aziz Akhannouch Prime Minister of Morocco 7 October 2021
 Oman Arabian Peninsula Secretary Pompeo Meets with the Sultan of Oman Haitham bin Tariq Al Said (49565463757) (cropped).jpg Haitham bin Tariq Sultan of Oman 11 January 2020
 Palestine Levant Mahmoud Abbas September 2014.jpg Mahmoud Abbas President of the State of Palestine 8 May 2005
Mohammad Shtayyeh 01 (cropped) 2.jpg Mohammad Shtayyeh Prime Minister of the State of Palestine 13 April 2019
 Qatar Arabian Peninsula Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in 2018.jpg Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Emir of Qatar 25 June 2013
Steven Mnuchin and Qatari PM Sheikh Khalid Feb 2020 (cropped).jpg Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz Al Thani Prime Minister of Qatar 28 January 2020
 Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdull aziz December 9, 2013.jpg Salman of Saudi Arabia King of Saudi Arabia 23 January 2015
Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud - 2017.jpg Mohammed Bin Salman Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia
(de facto)
21 June 2017
 Somalia Horn of Africa 2013 04 19 President Hassan Sheik Mohamud c (8667048035).jpg Hassan Sheikh Mohamud President of Somalia 16 May 2022
Mohamed Hussein Roble.png Mohamed Hussein Roble Prime Minister of Somalia 23 September 2020
 Sudan North Africa Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, 2019 (cropped).jpg Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Head of State of Sudan 12 April 2019
Emblem of Sudan.svg Osman Hussein Acting Prime Minister of Sudan 19 January 2022
 Syria Levant Bashar al-Assad (cropped).jpg Bashar al-Assad President of Syria 17 July 2000
Hussein Arnous.jpg Hussein Arnous Prime Minister of Syria 11 June 2020
 Tunisia North Africa President Kais Saïed.jpg Kais Saied President of Tunisia 23 October 2019
الرئيس تبون يستقبل رئيسة الحكومة التونسية 0-24 screenshot (cropped).png Najla Bouden Prime Minister of Tunisia 11 October 2021
 United Arab Emirates Arabian Peninsula Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the Oval Office of the White House, Monday, May 15, 2017.jpg Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan President of the United Arab Emirates 14 May 2022
Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.jpg Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates 11 February 2006
 Yemen Emblem of Yemen (2).svg Rashad al-Alimi* Chairman of the Presidential Leadership
Council of Yemen
7 April 2022
Maeen Abdulmalik Saeed* Prime Minister of Yemen 15 October 2018

Note: (*) means leadership is disputed.

Leaders of other states and unrecognised states in the MENA region

State Region Image Leader Title In Office
 Abkhazia Near East and the Caucasus Aslan Bzhania (2020-06-24).jpg Aslan Bzhania President of Abkhazia 23 April 2020
Alexander Ankvab - 06.10.2011 (cropped).jpg Alexander Ankvab Prime Minister of Abkhazia 24 April 2020
 Afghanistan Near East Arms of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.svg Hibatullah Akhundzada Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan 15 August 2021
Hasan Akhund.png Hasan Akhund Acting Prime Minister of Afghanistan 7 September 2021
 Armenia Near East and the Caucasus Vahagn Khachaturyan portrait (cropped).jpg Vahagn Khachaturyan President of Armenia 13 March 2022
Nikol Pashinyan 01 (07-04-2021).jpg Nikol Pashinyan Prime Minister of Armenia 8 May 2018
 Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan.png Arayik Harutyunyan President of Artsakh 21 May 2020
 Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev 2020 (cropped).jpg Ilham Aliyev President of Azerbaijan 31 October 2003
Ali Asadov (2019-12-17).jpg Ali Asadov Prime Minister of Azerbaijan 8 October 2019
 Chad Central Africa Participation of Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, in the 6th European Union Africa Union Summit (cropped).jpg Mahamat Déby President of the Transitional Military Council of Chad 20 April 2021
Albert Pahimi Padacké.jpg Albert Pahimi Padacké Prime Minister of Chad 26 April 2021
 Cyprus Levant Nicos Anastasiades 2019.jpg Nicos Anastasiades President of Cyprus 28 February 2013
 Eritrea Horn of Africa Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki in the Eritrean city of Massawa (cropped).JPG Isaias Afwerki President of Eritrea 24 May 1993
 Ethiopia Secretary Pompeo Meets with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work (49557301262) (cropped).jpg Sahle-Work Zewde President of Ethiopia 25 October 2018
Abiy Ahmed 2019.jpg Abiy Ahmed Prime Minister of Ethiopia 2 April 2018
 Georgia Near East and the Caucasus Victory Day - Europe Day 2020 Address Photo of Salome Zourabichvili (cropped).jpg Salome Zourabichvili President of Georgia 16 December 2018
Irakli Gharibashvili (16211044716).jpg Irakli Garibashvili Prime Minister of Georgia 19 February 2021
 Iran Near East Ali Khamenei portrait 2019.jpg Ali Khamenei Supreme Leader of Iran 4 June 1989
Ebrahim Raisi portrait 2019 1.jpg Ebrahim Raisi President of Iran 3 August 2021
 Israel Levant President-elect Isaac Herzog, June 2021.jpg Isaac Herzog President of Israel 7 July 2021
Naftali Bennett official portrait.jpg Naftali Bennett Prime Minister of Israel 13 June 2021
 Northern Cyprus Ersin Tatar in 2019.png Ersin Tatar President of Northern Cyprus 23 October 2020
Coat of arms of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg Ünal Üstel Prime Minister of Northern Cyprus 12 May 2022
 Sahrawi Republic North Africa Brahim Ghali.jpg Brahim Ghali President of the Sahrawi Republic 12 July 2016
Buchraya Hamudi Bayun.png Bouchraya Hammoudi Bayoun Prime Minister of the Sahrawi Republic 13 January 2020
 South Ossetia Near East and the Caucasus Anatoliy Bibilov EO.png Anatoly Bibilov President of South Ossetia 21 April 2017
Coat of arms of South Ossetia.svg Gennady Bekoyev Prime Minister of South Ossetia 29 August 2020
 Somaliland Horn of Africa Muse Bihi official portrait 2017 (cropped).jpg Muse Bihi Abdi President of Somaliland 13 December 2017
 Turkey Anatolia, the Near East,
and the Caucasus[3]
Recep Tayyip Erdogan 2017.jpg Recep Tayyip Erdoğan President of Turkey 28 August 2014


  1. ^ Comoros is entirely outside of the MENA, but is a Member of the Arab League.
  2. ^ Bulk of Territory; All of North Sinai and South Sinai, as well as parts of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, are in the Levant region.
  3. ^ Bulk of Territory; Hatay is in the Levant region; all of Edirne, Tekirdağ and Kırklareli, as well as parts of Çanakkale and Istanbul, are in the East Thrace / Balkans region, and therefore outside of the MENA
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