Samir Mouqbel

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Samir Mouqbel
Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon
Assumed office
June 2011
Defense Minister
Assumed office
February 2014
Prime Minister Tammam Salam
Preceded by Fayez Ghosn
Personal details
Citizenship Lebanese
Political party Independent
Religion Greek Orthodox

Samir Mouqbel (Arabic: سمير مقبل‎) is a Lebanese politician. He is the deputy prime minister and defense minister of Lebanon.


Mouqbel graduated from the American University of Beirut with a degree in civil engineering.[1]


Mouqbel is a Greek Orthodox Independent, and was Lebanon’s first environment minister from 1992 to 1995.[1] He was appointed deputy to the prime minister Najib Mikati on 13 June 2011.[2][3] He was reappointed deputy prime minister in the cabinet led by Tammam Salam in February 2013.[4] He was also appointed defense minister, replacing Fayez Ghosn in the post.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Lineup of Mikati’s 30". The Daily Star. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lebanon’s New Cabinet". 13 June 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "The New Lebanese Government". Lebanese Information Center. July 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Lebanese cabinet formed after 10-month stalemate". Al Arabiya. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  5. ^ Members of Lebanon's new government The Daily Star. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.