Mohammed Qubaty

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His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Qubaty
KNOC
Born (1958-01-05) 5 January 1958 (age 57)
Aden, Yemen
Residence Sana'a, Yemen
Alma mater King's College London
Occupation Politician & Surgeon
Years active 1990–present
Home town Aden, Yemen
Spouse(s) Faten Mohamed Kaid Saif
Children 3
Website http://2009magd.blogspot.co.uk

Dr. Mohamed Abdul Majeed Qubaty (Arabic: الدكتور محمد عبدالمجيد قباطي‎) FRCS, KNOC (born 5 January 1958) is a Yemeni surgeon and politician born in Aden. He is a well-known political figurehead, who is very famous for "practicing politics with a scalpel" as a consequence of being a really successful surgeon as well as a brilliant orator. He is currently the Advisor of the Yemeni Prime Minister and is also the Deputy Chairman of the Southern Civil Democratic Rally (MAGD-SCDR).

He quit his position as head of the ruling party's foreign affairs committee on 23 May 2010. He had held previous political positions such as the Ambassador of Yemen to Lebanon and Cyprus between the years 2003 and 2007.

Early life[edit]

In 1990 he married the daughter of General Mohamed Kaid Saif (Member of the Yemeni Revolutionary Command Council of 26 September 1962) and has three children.[1][2]

Current positions[edit]

  • Member of the National Dialogue Conference, 2013.
  • Advisor to the Prime Minister with the rank of Minister, 2012.
  • Member of Yemen's National Council, 2011.
  • Founding Member, The Southern Civil Democratic Rally, (MAGD-SCDR), 2009.
  • Professor, University of Sana'a, 1991.
  • Founding Member and External Affairs Secretary, the Yemeni British Friendship Association, 1992.

Education[edit]

Medals and prizes[edit]

Former Positions[edit]

  • Political Advisor to the Prime Minister with the rank of Minister, 2008-2011.
  • Chairman of the Foreign Relations and International Cooperation Department of the Ruling General Peoples Congers Party (GPC), Yemen, 2009-2010.
  • Member of the Supreme Media Committee of the Ruling (GPC), Party, 2009-2010.
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Yemen to Lebanon and Cyprus 2003-2007.
  • Political Advisor to the Prime Minister with the rank of Minister, 2001-2003.
  • Vice - Chairman of the Supreme Political Committee and Member of the Supreme Media Committee of the Ruling GPC Party, Yemen, 2001-2003.
  • Member of the General Secretariat and Chairman of the Political and Foreign Relations Committee of the Ruling GPC Party, 2000-2003.
  • Advisor to the Presidium of the Yemeni Parliament in the rank of Minister, 1996 – 2000.
  • Member or the Permanent Committee and Secretary of the Supreme Political Committee and Member of the General Secretariat of the Ruling GPC Party, Yemen, 1996-2000.
  • Advisor to the Services Committee of the Yemeni Parliament with the rank of Vice Minister, 1990-1996.
  • Senior Lecturer, University of London, 1986-1990.
  • Advisor to the Cabinet in the rank of Vice-Minister, Aden, Yemen, 1983-1984.
  • Secretary of the Yemeni Diplomats Forum, Aden, Yemen, 1983-1984.
  • President of the Union of Arab Students in U.K, 1980-1982.
  • Secretary of the Yemen Socialist Party Organizations in Western Europe, 1978 – 1985.
  • General Secretary of the University of London Students' Union, 1977-1979.

Publications[edit]

  • Published and presented more than thirty scientific papers in medical conferences, symposia and journals in the UK, USA, and the Arab World.
  • Published and presented more than forty papers in the fields of political sciences, educational sciences, economics, modern and contemporary Yemeni history, covering areas related to democratization, local government, party and parliamentary institutions, educational reform, the impact of ICT, privatization, Yemeni–European and Yemeni–American relations etc.
  • Co-author of the book "Yemen and the World", Madbooli Publications, Cairo, 2001 .
  • Main speaker at the Oxford University Symposium; the proceedings of which have been published in a book entitled "Citizenship and Democracy in the Arab Countries", Centre for Arab Unity studies, Beirut, 2001. 5- Co-author "Yemen and the Major International Powers", Published by the Information and Research Center of the Yemeni News Agency "Saba'a", Sana'a, 2003.

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