Abdelsalam Majali
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Abdelsalam al-Majali (/
/ (listen) AHB-dəl sə-LAM al mə-JAH-lee; Arabic: عبد السلام المجالي‎‎; born 18 February 1926)[3] is a Jordanian physician and politician who served twice as the prime minister of Jordan.
His Excellency
Abdelsalam al-Majali
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
19 March 1997 – 20 August 1998
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded byAbdul Karim al-Kabariti
Succeeded byFayez al-Tarawneh
In office
30 May 1993 – 7 January 1995
MonarchKing Hussein
Preceded byZaid ibn Shaker
Succeeded byZaid ibn Shaker
Personal details
BornAbdelsalam Atalla Al Majali
18 February 1926 (age 95)[1][2]
Al Karak, Emirate of Transjordan (now Jordan)
Political partyIndependent
ResidenceAmman, Jordan
Alma materSyrian University
Royal College for Physicians
Early life and education
Majali was born in Al Karak, Emirate of Transjordan (now Jordan) in 1926.[4] He received his medical degree from Syrian University in Damascus in 1949.[4] He also holds a diploma of Laryngology and Otology from the Royal College of Physicians in London, which he obtained in 1953.[5] He was awarded a fellowship by the American College of Surgeons in 1960.[5] In 1974, he received the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from Hacettepe University.[5]
Majali was director of medical services for the Jordanian Armed Forces from 1960 to 1969.[4] He also served as minister of health (1969–1971), minister of state for prime ministerial affairs (1970–1971 and 1976–1979) and also, minister of education (1976–1979).[5] He was then named as president of the University of Jordan (1971–1976 and 1980–1989).[5][6] In 1973, Majali was promoted to be a professor of medicine at the University of Jordan.[5] He served as advisor to King Hussein starting in the late 1980s.
Majali was prime minister from May 1993 to January 1995, during which time he signed the 1994 Israel–Jordan peace treaty. When he was appointed prime minister, he was also given the portfolio of foreign minister.[7] On 5 January 1995, he resigned from office.[8] He again was prime minister from 1997 to 1998, after which he was appointed to the Jordanian senate.[9]
In January 2003 Majali was named as a member to the committee of patrons of the Anglo-Arab Organisation.[4] As of 2013, Majali is chairman of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences.[10]
See also
Hazza' al-Majali
  1. ^ "اخبار الناس في الاردن" (in Arabic). Jafra News. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  2. ^ https://www.almadenahnews.com/article/40778-%D8%AF-%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%AC%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%8A-%D8%B7%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%A8-%D8%A3%D8%AE%D9%84%D8%B5-%D9%84%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%A9
  3. ^ http://alrai.com/article/10492458
  4. ^ a b c d "His Excellency Dr Abdul Salam Al-Majali". Anglo-Arab Organisation. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Prof. Abdel-Salam Majali". Islamic World Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 9 December 2011. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Al-Majali, Abdelsalam". Meridian. Archived from the original on 16 December 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  7. ^ "King swears in new delegate". The Prescott Courier. Amman. Associated Press. 30 May 1993. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Jordanian cabinet resigns after 19 months". Lawrence Journal. Amman. Associated Press. 5 January 1995. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  9. ^ "Majali to head caretaker government". MEED. 11 June 1993. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  10. ^ "Profile". The Emirates Center for Strategist Studies and Research. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
External links
Profile of Abdelsalam al-Majali
Political offices
Preceded by
Zaid ibn Shaker
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Zaid ibn Shaker
Preceded by
Abdelkarim al-Kabariti
Prime Minister of Jordan
Succeeded by
Fayez al-Tarawneh
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