Fayez Tarawneh

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Fayez Tarawneh
فايز الطراونة
Fayez A. Tarawneh - World Economic Forum on the Middle East, North Africa and Eurasia 2012.jpg
Tarawneh at the World Economic Forum on MENA and Eurasia (2012)
Prime Minister of Jordan
In office
2 May 2012 – 11 October 2012
Monarch Abdullah II
Preceded by Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh
Succeeded by Abdullah Ensour
In office
20 August 1998 – 4 March 1999
Monarch Hussein I
Hassan (Regent)
Abdullah II
Preceded by Abdelsalam al-Majali
Succeeded by Abdelraouf al-Rawabdeh
Personal details
Born (1949-05-01) 1 May 1949 (age 65)
Amman, Jordan
Political party Independent
Alma mater University of Jordan
University of Southern California
Religion Islam

Fayez Tarawneh (Arabic: فايز الطراونة‎, Fāyiz aṭ-Ṭarāwinah) (born 1 May 1949) is an independent Jordanian politician, who served twice as prime minister of Jordan. He is chief of royal court in Jordan.

Early life and education[edit]

Tarawneh was born on 1 May 1949.[1] He received a bachelor's degree in economy from the University of Jordan.[1] He also holds master's degree (1974) and PhD (1980) in economics, both from the University of Southern California.[1]

Career[edit]

Tarawneh was Jordanian ambassador to the US and headed the Jordanian delegation, which was in charge of peace negotiations with Israel in 1994.[2] Then he was appointed Prime Minister and served in this post from 20 August 1998 to 4 March 1999.[1] Next he was named chief of the royal court in 1999.[3] The other cabinet posts he held include Foreign Minister and Trade Minister.[1] Tarawneh was appointed senator in 2003.[1]

Tarawneh was appointed to serve as prime minister a second time on 26 April 2012 after the sudden resignation of his predecessor, Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh.[4] He was in office until October 2012 when Abdullah Ensouri was appointed prime minister. Tarawneh was appointed chief of royal court by King Abdullah II on 28 January 2013, replacing Riyad Abu Karaki.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 1995, Tarawneh was awarded the Gabriel Peace Prize together with Israeli negotiator Elyakim Rubinstein for his role in the talks that led to the signing of the Israel-Jordan peace treaty in October 1994.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Fayez Tarawneh named Royal Court chief". Zawya (Amman). 29 January 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jordan’s king swears in new cabinet". The Times of Israel (Amman). AP. 2 May 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "History of the Embassy". Embassy of the Philippines in Amman. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Jordan's prime minister resigns". Al Jazeera. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  5. ^ University archives
Political offices
Preceded by
Abdelsalam al-Majali
Prime Minister of Jordan
1998–1999
Succeeded by
Abdelraouf al-Rawabdeh
Preceded by
Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh
Prime Minister of Jordan
2012
Succeeded by
Abdullah Ensour