Abdul Karim Kabariti
Abdul Karim al-Kabariti
Al-Kabariti in Madrid (November 1996)
|Prime Minister of Jordan|
4 February 1996 – 9 March 1997
|Preceded by||Zaid ibn Shaker|
|Succeeded by||Abdelsalam al-Majali|
|Born||15 December 1949|
Abdul Karim al-Kabariti (/ / (listen) AHB-duul kə-REEM al kah-bə-REE-tee; Arabic: عبد الكريم الكباريتي; born 15 December 1949) was the prime minister of Jordan from 4 February 1996 to 9 March 1997.
Early life and education
Kabariti was born in Amman on 15 December 1949 to a prominent Aqaba family. He studied geology at the American University in Beirut and received his bachelor's degree in business and finance with honors from St. Edward's University, USA, in 1973.
Kabariti was granted an Honorary Doctorate degree (for his significant contribution to the financial sector across the Middle East and for his commitment to education and the political process in Jordan) from COVENTRY UNIVERSITY in Business Administration in 2015.
Kabariti was elected to Parliament in 1989 and served as Minister of Labor and Tourism before his appointment as Foreign Minister in 1995. He was appointed in 1996 as Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, and Minister of Defense by the late King Hussein bin Talal. Kabariti became known for his positive attitude toward reform, openness toward journalists and his support of closer relationships with both Syria and Gulf Countries and less close relations with Iraq. After a year as Prime Minister he left office, and also left his post as Foreign Minister. In 1999, he became the first Chief of the Royal Court with King Abdullah II.
Kabariti was a member of the Twelfth and Eleventh Jordanian Parliament in 1993–1997 and 1989–1993 respectively, during which he was the Head of the Economics and Finance committee for the period 1993–1995.
Kabariti was also a member of the Jordanian Senate, First Deputy to the Speaker in 2000–2002, returning to the Senate, Head of the Economic & Finance Committee in 2005–2007.
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A close confidant of Queen Noor, former Prime Minister, Abdul-Karim Al-Kabariti, was named new Chief of the Royal Court, traditionally the power behind the throne in the Jordanian hierarchy. This is especially significant given the 37-year-old King's youth and inexperience of world diplomacy and domestic politics.
Zaid ibn Shaker
| Prime Minister of Jordan
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