|Born||16 September 1950
|Alma mater||Paris X university Nanterre
American University of Beirut
Tarek Mitri (born 16 September 1950) is a Lebanese Greek Orthodox university professor and independent politician who served in different positions.
Early life and education
Mitri worked as a lecturer at Saint Joseph University in Beirut from 1982 to 1991. In addition, he served as a visiting professor in several international institutions. He has extensive experience promoting Christian-Muslim relations and has published on the subject. Mitri was environment and administrative development minister in 2005. He also acted as acting foreign minister before the cabinet formed by Fouad Siniora in 2006. He was appointed information minister to the cabinet led by then prime minister Fouad Siniora on 11 July 2008.
Mitri states his role is more as an advocate for the intellectuals and the artists along with their freedom of expression and thought. He has also known to be a staunch advocater for Lebanese unity.
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||Minister of Information
2009 – 2011
||Minister of Environment and Administrative Development
2005 – 2008