Nur al-Din Kahala

Nur al-Din Kahala (Arabic: نور الدين كحالة‎) (1908—1965) was a Syrian politician during the United Arab Republic (UAR) period (1958-1961).

Nur al-Din Kahala
نور الدين كحالة
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Chairman of the Executive Council of the Northern Region of the United Arab Republic
In office
7 October 1958 – 20 September 1960
Prime MinisterGamal Abdel Nasser
Preceded bySabri al-Asali
Succeeded byAbdel Hamid al-Sarraj
Personal details
Homs, Ottoman Syria
Died1965 (aged 56–57)
Damascus, Syria

Prior to the UAR period, Kahala served as a minor government bureaucrat and received engineering training in the United States.[1] Kahala was initially appointed as the President of the Northern Region (Syria) Executive Council, but on 19 July 1960, President Gamal Abdel Nasser appointed him as Vice President in place of Akram al-Hawrani. He served alongside vice presidents Abdel Hakim Amer and Abdel Latif Boghdadi. On 20 September he was appointed the additional post of Planning Minister. He accompanied Nasser on a tour of Syrian cities in February.[2]


  • Etzioni, Amitai (2001), Political Unification Revisited: On Building Supranational Communities, Lexington Books, ISBN 9780739102732


  1. ^ Etzioni, 2001, p. 127.
  2. ^ Oron, Yitzhak. (1961) Middle East Record. 1. The Moshe Dayan Center.