Bisher Al-Khasawneh

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Bisher Al-Khasawneh
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Al-Khasawneh in 2020
74th Prime Minister of Jordan
Assumed office
12 October 2020
MonarchAbdullah II
Preceded byOmar Razzaz
Minister of Defence
Assumed office
12 October 2020
Prime MinisterHimself
Personal details
Born (1969-01-27) January 27, 1969 (age 53)
NationalityJordanian
Spouse(s)Rana Sultan
ChildrenHani, Zein, and Nour.
AwardsOrder of the Star of Jordan, Order of Independence

Bisher Al Khasawneh (Arabic: بشر الخصاونة; born 27 January 1969) is a Jordanian lawyer and diplomat who is currently Prime Minister of Jordan and Minister of Defense, succeeding Omar Razzaz. His government was announced on October 12, 2020.

He held the position of Minister of State for Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2017[1] and Minister of State for Legal Affairs 2017-2018.[2] He served as King Abdullah II’s Advisor for Communication and Coordination Affairs from April 2019 to August 17, 2020[3] and as the King’s Adviser for Policies in the Royal Hashemite Court until 7 October 2020[4][5]

He obtained a bachelor's degree in law from the University of Jordan, in addition to a master's degree in International Law from the London School of Economics, and a Doctorate in Law from the same college. He also holds an MA in International Relations, Diplomacy and Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He also holds an Executive Diploma in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Cabinet reshuffle sees 5 new ministers in, 7 out". Jordan Times. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
  2. worldscience forum Archived 2019-06-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. Jordan embassy us Archived 2019-06-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. Royal court website, Royal Decrees appoint advisers to His Majesty, RHC.
  5. petra.gov.jo.