Abdelmunim Rifai

Abdul-Monem Rifai (ʻAbd al-Munʻim Rifāʻī) (23 February 1917 – 17 October 1985) was a Jordanian diplomat and political figure of Palestinian descent, who served two non-consecutive terms as the Prime Minister of Jordan in 1969 and 1970.[1]

Abdul-Monem Rifai
Abdelmunim Al-Rifai portrait.jpg
27th Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
24 March 1969 – 13 August 1969
MonarchHussein
Preceded byBahjat Talhouni
Succeeded byBahjat Talhouni
In office
27 June 1970 – 16 September 1970
MonarchHussein
Preceded byBahjat Talhouni
Succeeded byMohammad Daoud Al-Abbasi
Personal details
Born(1917-02-23)23 February 1917
Tyre, Lebanon
Died17 October 1985(1985-10-17) (aged 68)
Amman, Jordan
Political partyIndependent

LifeEdit

Abdelmunim Al-Rifai was born in Safad, Palestine, the younger brother of Samir Al-Rifai.[1] Rifai was Jordan's first Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the United Nations Headquarters in New York in 1956.[citation needed] Rifai was additionally one of Jordan's most prominent poets and penned the lyrics of the Jordanian National Anthem.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

  • School teacher in Amman (1938)
  • Worked at the Hashemite Royal Palace (1941–1942)
  • Consul to Egypt, Lebanon and Syria (1943–1944)
  • Delegation member to the British Mandate
  • Consul to the United States and a United Nations Permanent Representative (1959)
  • Ambassador to the United States (1954–1975)
  • Ambassador to Lebanon (1957–1958)
  • Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1958)
  • Ambassador to Egypt and an Arab League Permanent Representative.
  • Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (7 October 1967 – 25 April 1968)
  • Foreign Minister (25 April 1968 – 24 March 1969)
  • Prime Minister (24 March – 13 August 1969)
  • Member of the Senate of Jordan (30 June 1969 – 1971)
  • Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister (12 August 1969 – 26 June 1970)
  • Prime Minister (27 June – 16 September 1970)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Yaacov Shimoni, Biographical Dictionary of the Middle East, 1991, p.194

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bahjat Talhouni
Prime Minister of Jordan
1969
Succeeded by
Bahjat Talhouni
Preceded by
Bahjat Talhouni
Prime Minister of Jordan
1970
Succeeded by
Mohammad Daoud Al-Abbasi