Abdellatif Filali

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Dr. Abdellatif Filali
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11th Prime Minister of Morocco
In office
25 May 1994 – 4 February 1998
Monarch Hassan II
Preceded by Mohammed Karim Lamrani
Succeeded by Abderrahmane Youssoufi
Personal details
Born (1928-01-26)26 January 1928
Beni Mellal or Fes, Morocco[1]
Died 20 March 2009 (aged 81)
Clamart, France
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Anne Belghmi Zwobada
Children Fuad Filali
Yasmina Filali

Abdellatif Filali (Arabic: عبد اللطيف الفلالي‎‎; 26 January 1928 – 20 March 2009) was a Moroccan politician and diplomat under King Hassan II.[2] Filali was known to have progressive views.[3]

Early life[edit]

Filali was born in Beni Mellal, Morocco.[1]

Career[edit]

Filali served as the Morocco's ambassador to several significant countries, including Spain, Algeria, the United Kingdom and China.[4] Then he served as Prime Minister of Morocco from 25 May 1994 to 4 February 1998.[5] He also served as foreign minister of Morocco from 1985 to 1999.[5] In addition, he held the minister of state portfolio during his term as prime minister.[4] He initiated TV broadcasts in the Moroccan Berber dialects.[6] Filali was replaced by Abderrahmane Youssoufi as prime minister in 1998.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Filali was married to a French woman, Anne Belghmi Zwobada, putative daughter of Jacques Zwobada,[7] with whom he had a daughter, Yasmina, and a son, Fuad Filali; the ex-CEO of Morocco's largest private company ONA Group and the former husband of Lalla Meryem, who is the daughter of late Hassan II and elder sister of Mohammed VI.[8] After retiring politics, Filali permanently settled in his wife's house in France and wrote a reference book about foreign relations of Morocco at the second half of past century.

Death[edit]

Filali died on 20 March 2009 in the Paris suburb of Clamart due to a heart failure.[4] He was 81.

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tarik QATTAB. "Abdellatif Filali : Parcours d'un vrai homme d'état". Aujourd'hui le Maroc. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Former PM Abdellatif Filali dies[permanent dead link] Maghreb Arabe Presse, 20 March 2009
  3. ^ "General who crushed coup gains power in Morocco". Herald Journal. Rabat. AP. 8 August 1971. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Morocco's Former PM, Abdellatif Filali, Dies in France". Naharnet. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2012. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Leaders of Morocco (Kingdom of Morocco)". Terra. Archived from the original on 20 September 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  6. ^ Bruce Maddy-Weitzman (1 May 2011). The Berber Identity Movement and the Challenge to North African States. University of Texas Press. p. 120. ISBN 978-0-292-72587-4. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c Royal Ark
  8. ^ Gupta, Pranay (1 May 1989). "My father-in-law is very demanding". Forbes. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 
  9. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado