|Deputy Prime Minister|
May 2015 – 15 January 2017
|Prime Minister||Abdullah Ensour
|Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate Affairs|
23 February 2009 – 15 January 2017
|Prime Minister||Nader al-Dahabi
Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh
|Preceded by||Salah Bashir|
|Succeeded by||Ayman Safadi|
|Born||1961 (age 55–56)
|Spouse(s)||Princess Sumaya bint Hassan (div. 2007)|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, United States|
Nasser Judeh (born 1961) is a Jordanian politician who served as Jordan's minister of foreign affairs between 2009 and 2017. He also served as deputy prime minister of Jordan from 2015 to 2017.
Early life and education
Judeh was born in Amman in 1961. However, there is another report giving his birth year as 1960. Judeh's father, Sami Judeh, is a Palestinian who was born in Ramallah and was a Jordanian state minister.
Judeh received primary education at College de La Salle in Amman from 1966 to 1975, and then attended Eastbourne College in Sussex in England from 1975 to 1979. He was educated in the United States at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and obtained a bachelor of arts degree in international politics, law and organization in 1982.
Judeh served at the Royal Hashemite Court during the reign of King Hussein from 1985 to 1992. He was appointed head of the Jordan Information Bureau in London in 1992 and served there until 1994. Then he was named as the director of Jordan Television in 1994. His tenure lasted until 1998, when he was appointed director general of the Jordan Radio and Television Corporation. He also served as the government spokesperson and minister of state for media affairs and communications from 1998 to 1999. He then worked in the private sector from 1999 to 2005. He was again appointed as government spokesperson in 2005, and he was renamed minister of state for media affairs and communications in 2007, serving in that post until 2009. During this period, he also acted as the government spokesperson.
In a cabinet reshuffle on 23 February 2009, Judeh was appointed as minister of foreign affairs in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Nader Dahabi. Judeh replaced Salah Bashir in the post. Judeh was appointed to the same post in December 2009. He continued to serve as foreign minister in the next cabinets formed. He held the portfolio of foreign minister for the fifth time in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour who assumed the post on 11 October 2012. Judeh retained his post in the second cabinet of Ensour formed on 30 March 2013. His portfolio was expanded to include expatriate affairs. His term as foreign minister and deputy prime minister ended on 15 January 2017 after a cabinet reshuffle. Ayman Safadi replaced Judeh as foreign minister.
- The Grand Cordon of the Order of Al Kawkab – Jordan
- The Grand Cordon of the Order of Al-Istiklal(Independence) – Jordan
- Commander of the Order of Al-Istiklal – Jordan
- Order of Officer of the French Legion of Honour– France
- Grand Officer of Orange – Netherlands
Judeh accompanied King Abdullah II in the latter's visit to Palestine on 6 December 2012. The visit was the first state visit to the country after its status accepted as a non-member observer state by the United Nations.
Judeh was named as a member of the Arab diplomatic delegation, headed by Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi, which dealt with the political conflict between the Palestinian National Authority and Israel, on 27 December 2012. The delegation also included Egyptian foreign minister Mohamed Kamel Amr.
Judeh was married to Princess Sumaya bint Hassan (born 14 May 1971), a daughter of Prince Hassan bin Talal an uncle of King Abdullah II. They divorced in 2007. They have four children: twins, Tareq and Zein (born 1994), Ali (born 1996) and Sukayna (born 1998).
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|Foreign Minister of Jordan
23 February 2009 – 15 January 2017