Wael Abou Faour

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Wael Abou Faour
وائل أبو فاعور
Minister of Public Health
Assumed office
15 February 2014
Personal details
Born 5 August 1972 (age 43)
Nationality Lebanese
Political party Progressive Socialist Party
Spouse(s) Zeina Hamedeh
Children Leen, Sara, Adham, Walid.
Alma mater American University of Beirut
Religion Druze

Wael Abou Faour (Arabic:وائل أبو فاعور) (born 1972) is a Lebanese politician who is currently the Minister of Public Health.

Early life[edit]

Faour was born in 1972 into a Lebanese Druze family.[1] He is a graduate of the American University of Beirut where he received a bachelor's degree in hotel management.[2] Abou Faour is married to Zeina Hamedeh and have two daughter Sara And Leen. And two boy twins Adham and Walid.


Faour is a senior member of the Progressive Socialist Party and one of the close aides of party's leader Walid Jumblatt.[3] He was first elected deputy in 2005 as part of the Democratic Gathering bloc representing the Western Bekaa, Rashaya.[1] He served at the following parliamentary committees: agriculture and tourism, youth and sports and information technology.[1] On 11 July 2008, he was appointed state minister in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Fouad Siniora.[4] Faour was appointed minister of social affairs in the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Najib Mikati in July 2011.[5]

Wael Abou Faour revealed during a press conference on November 11, 2014 that many popular restaurants and food chains across Lebanon have been violating food safety rules, which brought about the start of a food safety campaign.


  1. ^ a b c "Profiles: Lebanon's new government". Lebanon Wire. 12 July 2008. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Speakers and High Officials" (PDF). International Youth Federation. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Hajj, Elie (4 April 2013). "Tammam Salam Likely March 14 Candidate for Lebanese Premier". Al Monitor. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Meet the government". Now Lebanon. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Cabinet". Embassy of Lebanon. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Salim Sayegh
Minister of Social Affairs
2011 – present
Succeeded by