|40th Prime Minister of Egypt|
October 2, 1978 – May 15, 1980
|President||Anwar El Sadat|
|Preceded by||Mamdouh Salem|
|Succeeded by||Anwar El Sadat|
|Born||November 18, 1920
Al Qalyubiyah Governorate, Egypt
|Died||June 7, 2008
|Political party||National Democratic Party|
Mustafa Khalil (Arabic: مصطفى خليل, IPA: [mosˈtˤɑfɑ xæˈliːl]) (November 18, 1920 – June 7, 2008) was an Egyptian politician. He served as the Prime Minister of Egypt from October 2, 1978 to May 15, 1980. Khalil also served as the Egyptian foreign minister from 1979 until 1980. Khalil was best known for helping to negotiate the 1979 Camp David Accord peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. He was born in the Al Qalyubiyah Governorate. Khalil attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received a masters degree and doctorate in 1948 and 1951.
Mustafa Khalil accompanied Egyptian President Anwar Sadat on his historic first visit to Jerusalem, Israel, in November 1977 to meet with the Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin. Khalil was the secretary general of the Arab Socialist Union at the time. The visit by Sadat and Khalil paved the way for negotitaions by United States President Jimmy Carter, which ultuimatey led to the Camp David Accords. Former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who served as the deputy prime minister for foreign affairs, and also travelled with Khalil and Sadat to Israel in 1977, has talked about the important role in while Khalil played in the peace negotiations, "Khalil contributed in serving the country for over 50 years and took part in making peace and building the basis of development...We continued negotiations together that ended in the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty that launched the peace process in the region."
Khalil served as the Prime Minister of Egypt from 1978 until 1980. In recent years, Khalil served as the deputy chairman of the National Democratic Party, which was the governing party of Egypt. He stepped down from that position in November 2007.
Mustafa Khalil died on June 7, 2008, at the age of 88 at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt. According to MENA, Egypt's state-run news agency, Khalil was being treated at the hospital of an unspecified illness at the time. He was survived by his wife, Nehal, his son, Hisham and his daughter, Zeinab. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak attended Khalil's funeral, which was held on June 9, 2008.
- "Mustafa Khalil, Former Egyptian Premier, Dies at 88". Associated Press. New York Times. 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2008-06-10.
- "Achievement Award given in Egypt". Illinois Alumni News. December 1984.
Mamdouh Muhammad Salem
|Prime Minister of Egypt
Boutros Boutros-Ghali (acting)
|Foreign Minister of Egypt
Kamal Hassan Ali
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