Abdul Karim al-Kabariti
|Abdul Karim al-Kabariti|
|Prime Minister of Jordan|
4 February 1996 – 19 March 1997
|Preceded by||Zaid ibn Shaker|
|Succeeded by||Abdelsalam al-Majali|
15 December 1949 |
Abdul Karim al-Kabariti ( pronunction (help·info) AHB-duhl kah-REEM al kah-bah-REE-tee[needs IPA] Arabic: عبد الكريم الكباريتي) (born 15 December 1949) was the prime minister of Jordan from 4 February 1996 to 19 March 1997.
Early life and education
Kabariti was elected to Parliament in 1989 and served as minister of labor and tourism before his appointment as foreign minister in 1995. He was appointed prime minister by King Hussein to the surprise of many. Kabariti became known for his positive attitude toward reform, openness toward journalists and his support of closer relationships with both Syria and Israel and less close relations with Iraq. However, he was only relatively reform-minded. After a year as prime minister he left office, and also left his post as foreign minister. In 1999, he became chief of the royal court. Kabariti is currently serving as the Chairman of Jordan Kuwait Bank.
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- Darwish, Adel (1 April 1999). "A chip off the old block". The Middle East. Retrieved 6 November 2010. "A close confidant of Queen Noor, former Prime Minister, Abdul-Karim Al-Kabariti, was named new chief of the royal court, traditionally the power behind the throne in the Jordanian hierarchy. This is especially significant given the 37-year-old King's youth and inexperience of world diplomacy and domestic politics."
Zaid ibn Shaker
|Prime Minister of Jordan
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