Wael Nader al-Halqi
|Wael Nader Al-Halqi|
|وائل نادر الحلقي|
|66th Prime Minister of Syria|
9 August 2012 – 3 July 2016
|Deputy||Fahd Jassem al-Freij
|Preceded by||Omar Ibrahim Ghalawanji (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Imad Khamis|
|Minister of Health|
14 April 2011 – 26 August 2012
|Prime Minister||Adel Safar
Riyad Farid Hijab
Omar Ibrahim Ghalawanji (Acting)
|Preceded by||Rida Adnan Said|
|Succeeded by||Saad Abdel-Salam al-Nayef|
|Born||1964 (age 52–53)
|Political party||Syrian Ba'ath Party|
|National Progressive Front|
|Alma mater||Damascus University|
Wael Nader Al-Halqi (Arabic: وائل نادر الحلقي, born 1964) is a Syrian politician who was Prime Minister of Syria from 2012 to 2016. Previously he was Minister of Health from 2011 to 2012. He was appointed as Prime Minister on 9 August 2012.
Early life and education
Halqi was born in Jasim in the Daraa Governorate in 1964 into a Sunni Muslim family. He earned a degree in medicine (MD) from the University of Damascus in 1987 and a master's degree in gynaecology and obstetrics again from the University of Damascus in 1991.
Halqi served as director of primary health care in Jasim from 1997 to 2000 and was secretary of the Daraa branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party from 2000 to 2004. He served as the director of health in Daraa, and in 2010, was appointed head of Syria's doctors. He was appointed as Prime Minister of Syria on 9 August 2012 by President Bashar Assad, after his predecessor Riyad Farid Hijab fled to Jordan and declared his allegiance to the Syrian opposition.
Halqi is married and has four children.
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Omar Ibrahim Ghalawanji
|Prime Minister of Syria