Wael Nader al-Halqi
|Wael Nader Al-Halqi|
|Prime Minister of Syria|
9 August 2012
|Deputy||Fahd Jassem al-Freij
|Preceded by||Omar Ibrahim Ghalawanji (Acting)|
|Minister of Health|
14 April 2011 – 26 August 2012
|Prime Minister||Adel Safar
Riyad Farid Hijab
Omar Ibrahim Ghalawanji (Acting)
|Preceded by||Rida Adnan Said|
|Succeeded by||Saad Abdel-Salam al-Nayef|
|Member of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch|
8 July 2013
|Born||1964 (age 48–49)
|Political party||Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party|
|National Progressive Front|
|Alma mater||Damascus University|
Early life and education
Halqi was born in Jasim in the Daraa Governorate in 1964 into a Sunni Muslim family. He earned a degree in medicine (MD) from the University of Damascus in 1987 and a master's degree in gynaecology and obstetrics again from the University of Damascus in 1991.
Halqi served as director of primary health care in Jasim from 1997 to 2000 and was secretary of the Daraa branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party from 2000 to 2004. He served as the director of health in Daraa, and in 2010, was appointed head of Syria's doctors. He was appointed prime minister of Syria on 9 August 2012 by President Bashar Assad, after his predecessor Riyad Farid Hijab fled to Jordan and declared his allegiance to the Syrian opposition.
As prime minister he has little power.
Halqi is married and has four children.
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Omar Ibrahim Ghalawanji
|Prime Minister of Syria