Abdul Ilah Khatib

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Abdul Ilah Al Khatib
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Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
27 November 2005 – 22 November 2007
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
19 June 2000 – 14 January 2001
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
4 March 1999 – 18 June 2000
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
21 August 1998 – 4 March 1999
Minister of Tourism
In office
8 January 1995 – 4 February 1996
Personal details
Born (1953-03-31) March 31, 1953 (age 64)
Jordan Salt
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University, American University
Religion Sunni Muslim

Abdul Ilah Mohammad Khatib or Abdelilah al-Khatib (About this sound pronunciation  AHB-dehl EE-lah al kah-TEEB[needs IPA] Arabic: عبد الإله الخطيب‎‎) (born in 1953) is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs for Jordan. On March 11, 2011 he was appointed as the UN Special envoy to Libya. [1]

Early life[edit]

Married, and the father of three children, Khatib graduated with his Masters degree in International economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, a master's degree in International Communications from the American University in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor's degree in political science from the School of Political Science in Athens, Greece.


  • He was appointed UN Special Envoy to Libya on 7 March 2011
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs in Marouf al-Bakhit's government (November 2005 - November 2007)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs in Ali Abu al-Ragheb's government (June 2000 - January 2002)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs in Abdelraouf al-Rawabdeh's government (August 1998 - June 2000)
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs in Fayez al-Tarawneh's government (March 1999 - March 1999)
  • Managing Director of Jordan Cement Factories Company (1996 - 1998)
  • Minister of Tourism and Antiquities in Zaid ibn Shaker's government (January 1995 - February 1996)
  • General Manager of Dammam Investment Company (1994 - 1995))
  • Member of board of directors in several investment, industrial and financial corporations. (1993-1994)
  • An overseer of Jordan's contributions to the Arab-Israeli peace talks (1992-1993)
  • Head of Private Office in Ministry of Foreign affairs in Jordan (1988 - 1993)
  • Diplomat in the Embassy of Jordan (Washington) (1984 - 1988)
  • Member of board of trustees of the American Center for Oriental Research

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