Walid al-Muallim , also Walid Muallem ( Arabic وليد المعلم, DMG Walīd al-Muʿallim , born January 13, 1941 in Damascus ; † November 16, 2020 ), was a Syrian diplomat . He was Foreign Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic from 2006 to 2020 .
Al-Muallim attended school from 1948 to 1960 and graduated from high school. He studied economics in Cairo and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1963 . In 1964 he started working for the Syrian Foreign Ministry. He was part of the diplomatic corps in various countries.
From 1975 to 1980 al-Muallim was Syrian ambassador to Romania , from 1990 to 1999 to the United States . During this time al-Muallim took part in the peace negotiations between Syria and Israel . In 2000 he became assistant to the Syrian foreign minister, in 2005 his deputy. On February 11, 2006, President Bashar al-Assad appointed him Foreign Minister; since 2012 he was also Deputy Prime Minister.
Al-Muallim was married and had three children.
- Short biography. (No longer available online.) In: asch-Schark al-Aussat الشرق الأوسط - جريدة العرب الدولية. Formerly in the original ; accessed on November 17, 2020 . ( Page no longer available , search in web archives )
- Suleiman Al-Khalidi: Top Syria diplomat Moalem, soft-spoken defender of Assad, this at 79. In: Reuters . November 16, 2020, accessed November 17, 2020 .
|SURNAME||Muallim, Walid al-|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Muallem, Walid|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Syrian politician and diplomat|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 13, 1941|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Damascus|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 16, 2020|