The elections of the members of the AUIA General Secretariat took place in Amman / Jordan on 26 May 2012. Coun. Dr. Borhan Amrallah, the former President of the Cairo Court of Appeal (Egypt) and the current international arbitrator was elected as the new Secretary General of AUIA. The Cairo Centre was nominated as a member of the new AUIA General Secretariat, which includes 16 other members from 12 Arab countries. It is noteworthy that in 1997, the Cairo Centre was a founding member of AUIA and, since that time, has been providing it with all possible support and has taken the lead of publishing the AUIA Journal of Arab Arbitration.