Amr Moussa, an Egyptian national and head of the Arab League, said Friday he was confident his country will choose the right path following the resignation of longtime ruler Hosny Mubarak, dpa reported.
"I am optimistic that we will choose the right path for Egypt and the Egyptian people," Moussa said on CNN. He added that Mubarak's resignation means "we have achieved what the people wanted."
Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman announced Friday that Mubarak had resigned after more than two weeks of mass protests seeking to oust his nearly 30-year authoritarian regime.
Suleiman said Mubarak had transferred power to the higher council. Moussa said the council will determine who leads the country.
Moussa has previously said he would consider running for president if Mubarak were to step down and free elections were to be held.
Moussa served as Mubarak's foreign minister for 10 years before taking over the Arab League in 2001.