Ahmed Osman (politician)

Ahmed Osman (Arabic: أحمد عصمان; born January 3, 1930)[1][2] was a politician and a figure of the national movement who served as the Prime Minister of Morocco between November 2, 1972, and March 22, 1979.[3] He was the 8th prime minister of Morocco and served under king Hassan II.[4][5]

Ahmed Osman
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Prime Minister of Morocco
In office
November 2, 1972 – March 22, 1979
MonarchHassan II
Preceded byMohammed Karim Lamrani
Succeeded byMaati Bouabid
Personal details
Born (1930-01-03) January 3, 1930 (age 92)
Oujda, Morocco
Political partyNational Rally of Independents
Spouse(s)Princess Lalla Nuzha of Morocco (1964–1977)
ChildrenMoulay Nawfal Osman
Parent(s)Muhammad Osman
Sofia Malti

Early lifeEdit

Osman was born in 3 January 1930 in Oujda. He studied at the Collège Royal in Rabat with king Hassan II.[6] He studied law in Rabat college, where he obtained his license, and in Bordeaux, where he received the diplomas of higher studies in public law and of private law.[7][8] He was married to Princess Lalla Nuzha of Morocco from 1964 to 1977, a sister of King Hassan II.[9][10] He is also founder of the National Rally of Independents.[11][12]


Osman held many positions in the Government. He was Secretary General Ministry of National Defence (1959–1961), Ambassador to Federal Republic of Germany (1961–1962) and the United States (1967–1972),[13] Under Secretary Ministry of Mines and Industry (1962–1964), President of the Moroccan General Navigation Company (1964–1967), Prime Minister (1972–1979), President of the National Rally of Independents (RNI) from 1977,[14] and President of the House of Representatives (1984–1992).[15]

Prime Minister of MoroccoEdit

Osman began his career as prime minister by a visit to France on diplomatic mission. On 3 December 1977, Osman met with the president Jimmy Carter of the United States to deliver a personal message from the King, along with ambassador Abdelmajid Benjelloun.[16][17] On 9 March 1978, Osman visited the Soviet Union, signing a long-term agreement between the USSR and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco on the Soviet side.[18]


National honoursEdit

Foreign honoursEdit


  1. ^ Profile of Ahmed Osman
  2. ^ Rulers
  3. ^ "Political Leaders:Morocco". Archived from the original on 2012-09-20.
  4. ^ "رؤساء الحكومة السابقون". www.cg.gov.ma (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  5. ^ "Anciens Premiers ministres et Chefs du gouvernement". www.cg.gov.ma (in French). Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  6. ^ "أسرار المدرسة المولوية". 2013-12-27. Archived from the original on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  7. ^ "M. AHMED OSMAN l'homme des contacts avec l'opposition". Le Monde.fr (in French). 1972-11-04. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  8. ^ Manhom. "من هو أحمد عصمان؟ | ملف الشخصية | من هم؟". manhom.com (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  9. ^ "أحمد عصمان". www.aljazeera.net (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  10. ^ "أحمد عصمان: هكذا طلبت من الملك يد شقيقته للا نزهة". moroccotimes المغرب تايمز (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  11. ^ "Morocco elections: The billionaire tycoon who unseated Islamist incumbents". The National. 2021-09-08. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  12. ^ Price, David Lynn (1978). "Morocco: The Political Balance". The World Today. 34 (12): 493–500. ISSN 0043-9134. JSTOR 40395030.
  13. ^ "Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964–1968, Volume XXIV, Africa - Office of the Historian". history.state.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  14. ^ "IFES Election Guide | Elections: Morocco Chamber of Representatives 2007". www.electionguide.org. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  15. ^ Lansford, Tom (2015-03-24). Political Handbook of the World 2015. CQ Press. ISBN 978-1-4833-7156-6.
  16. ^ "Meeting With Prime Minister Ahmed Osman of Morocco White House Statement Issued Following the Meeting. | The American Presidency Project". www.presidency.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  17. ^ "Morocco - Visits by Foreign Leaders - Department History - Office of the Historian". history.state.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  18. ^ "Film The Prime Minister of Kingdom Morocco in the USSR.. (1978)". www.net-film.ru. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
Preceded by Prime Minister of Morocco
Succeeded by