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Ayman Safadi
Ayman Safadi (Arabic: أيمن الصفدي ʾayman aṣ-ṣafadī) (born 1962) is a Jordanian politician who serves as Deputy Prime Minister and Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Ayman Safadi
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Assumed office
15 January 2017
MonarchAbdullah II
Prime MinisterHani Al-Mulki
Omar Razzaz
Bisher Al-Khasawneh
Preceded byNasser Judeh
Deputy Prime Minister
Assumed office
12 October 2020
MonarchAbdullah II
Prime MinisterBisher Al-Khasawneh
Personal details
Born1962 (age 58–59)
Zarqa, Jordan
Political partyIndependent
EducationYarmouk University
Alma materBaylor University
Safadi was first appointed on 15 January 2017, replacing Nasser Judeh.[1]
In addition to foreign minister, Safadi was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister in Bisher Al-Khasawneh's Cabinet on 12 October 2020.[2]
Safadi is a member of the Jordanian Druze community.
Early life
Safadi was born in Zarqa, Jordan, in 1962 to a Jordanian Druze family.[3][4] He holds a BA in English literature from Yarmouk University, and an MA in international journalism from Baylor University which he earned in 1992.[5]
He used to write in The Jordan Times.[6] He has apsp served as CEO of Abu Dhabi Media Company, Director General of Jordan Radio and Television Corporation, editor-in-chief and columnist for the Al-Ghad daily newspaper, and editor-in-chief of The Jordan Times.[7]
In 2015, Safadi was appointed as a member of the board of directors of the Al-Mamlaka TV channel.[8]
He founded in 2014 and is the Chief Executive Officer of Path Arabia, a political and communication strategy company and consultancy that operates out of Abu Dhabi.[9][10] It focuses on the Middle East.[10]
Safadi and US Ambassador to the UN Kelly Craft, 2020.
Between 2008 and 2011, he served as an adviser to King Abdullah, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State, and government spokesperson.[6]
Safadi was a member of the Jordanian Senate from September 2016 until his appointment as minister in 2017.[6]
He also served as spokesperson for the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq.[7]
See also
List of foreign ministers in 2017
  1. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle sees 5 new ministers in, 7 out". The Jordan Times. 15 January 2017. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Royal Decree approves new Cabinet headed by Khasawneh". The Jordan Times. 13 October 2020. Archived from the original on 15 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Minister". Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates. Archived from the original on 17 October 2020.
  4. ^ "الدروز ومعارضتهم لقانون القومية اليهودية" (in Arabic). 3 August 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Jordan's new Minister of Foreign Affairs is also a Baylor Bear". May 9, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "portfolios" (PDF). Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Ayman Safadi | Global Business Forum | Baylor University". www.baylor.edu.
  8. ^ "'Al Mamlaka' TV channel to start broadcasting July 16". The Jordan Times. 30 June 2018. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Ayman Safadi | Global Business Forum | Baylor University". www.baylor.edu.
  10. ^ a b "Ayman Al Safadi". World Economic Forum.
External links
Media related to Ayman Safadi at Wikimedia Commons
Political offices
Preceded by
Nasser Judeh
Foreign Minister of Jordan
15 January 2017 – present
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