Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani

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Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani
عبد العزيز عبد الغني
Prime Minister of Yemen
In office
6 October 1994 – 14 May 1997
President Ali Abdullah Saleh
Preceded by Muhammad Said al-Attar
Succeeded by Faraj Said Bin Ghanem
Personal details
Born (1939-01-02)2 January 1939
Sanaa, Yemen
Died 22 August 2011(2011-08-22) (aged 72)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Political party General People's Congress
Religion Islam

Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani (About this sound pronunction  AHB-duhl-ah-zeez ahb-dehl-GAH-nee[needs IPA]; 2 January 1939 – 22 August 2011) was a Yemeni politician who served as Prime Minister of Yemen from 1994 to 1997,[1] under President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Ghani was a member of the General People's Congress party.

Ghani also served as Vice President of the Yemen Arab Republic and as the Prime Minister of the Yemen Arab Republic twice. His first term was from 1975 to 1980, and his second term was from 1983 to unification in 1990.[1]

Abdul Ghani was the president of the Consultative Council from 2003 until his death in 2011.

He studied political science in the USA at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, and invited Professor Fred Sonderman of that college to visit Yemen in November 1977.[2]

He died in Saudi Arabia on 22 August 2011 from injuries suffered in a June assassination attempt on President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a government official with Saleh in Riyadh said.

Abdulaziz Abdulghani is the first senior political figure to have died from the explosion in Saleh's palace mosque which forced the president and a number of his aides to seek medical treatment in Saudi Arabia.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Abdul Latif Dayfallah
(acting)
Prime Minister of North Yemen
1975–1980
Succeeded by
Abdul Karim al-Iryani
Preceded by
Abdul Karim al-Iryani
Prime Minister of North Yemen
1983–1990
Succeeded by
Position abolished
Preceded by
Muhammad Said al-Attar
Prime Minister of Yemen
1994–1997
Succeeded by
Faraj Said Bin Ghanem