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 by Elias Murr
Succeeded by Ghassan Hasbani
Minister of National Defence
In office
15 February 2014 – 18 December 2016
Prime Minister Tammam Salam
Preceded by Fayez Ghosn
Succeeded by Yaacoub Sarraf
Personal details
Born (1939-11-13) November 13, 1939 (age 77)
Nationality Lebanese
Political party Independent
Religion Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch

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


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


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]


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  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.