Samir Mouqbel

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Samir Mouqbel
Samir Moqbel, April 2015.jpg
Samir Mouqbel in April 2015
Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon
In office
13 June 2011 – 18 December 2016
Preceded byElias Murr
Succeeded byGhassan Hasbani
Minister of National Defence
In office
15 February 2014 – 18 December 2016
Prime MinisterTammam Salam
Preceded byFayez Ghosn
Succeeded byYaacoub Sarraf
Personal details
Born (1939-11-13) 13 November 1939 (age 80)
NationalityLebanese
Political partyIndependent

Samir Mouqbel (Arabic: سمير مقبل‎) (b.1939)[1] is a Lebanese politician. He was the deputy prime minister and defense minister of Lebanon.

Education[edit]

Mouqbel graduated from the American University of Beirut with a degree in civil engineering.[2]

Career[edit]

Mouqbel is a Greek Orthodox Christian Independent, and was Lebanon’s first environment minister from 1992 to 1995.[2] He was appointed deputy to the prime minister Najib Mikati on 13 June 2011.[3][4] He was reappointed deputy prime minister in the cabinet led by Tammam Salam in February 2013.[5] He was also appointed defense minister, replacing Fayez Ghosn in the post.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lbcgroup.tv/news/139988/profile-deputy-pm-and-national-defense-minister-sa/en
  2. ^ a b "Lineup of Mikati's 30". The Daily Star. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Lebanon's New Cabinet" (PDF). 13 June 2011. Retrieved 17 May 2012.
  4. ^ "The New Lebanese Government" (PDF). Lebanese Information Center. July 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Lebanese cabinet formed after 10-month stalemate". Al Arabiya. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  6. ^ Members of Lebanon's new government The Daily Star. 15 February 2014. Retrieved 26 August 2014.