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Ziad Mahmoud Abu Amr

Ziad Mahmoud Abu Amr

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  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1950
  • Age : 66
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Ziad Abu Amr (born 1950) is a Palestinian politician, author, and member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. From 18 March 2007 to 17 June 2007, he was Foreign Minister of the Palestinian National Authority. On 6 June 2013, Ziad Abu-Amr was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority by President Mahmoud Abbas.

Born in Gaza City in 1950, Abu Amr later attended Damascus University in Syria, where he earned a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Language. He obtained a master's and doctorate degree in Comparative Politics from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.. After working as a teacher in Bahrain, Oman, and Syria, he began teaching Political Science at Birzeit University in Ramallah in 1985.

Running as an independent candidate in the 1996 Palestinian general election, he won a seat in the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) representing Gaza City. During this period, he was chairman of the PLC's political committee.
 
He was re-elected in legislative elections that took place on 25 January 2006, winning 55,748 votes. From April to October 2003, he was Minister of Culture in the government of Prime Minister (now President) Mahmoud Abbas.
 
After a period of factional violence in the Palestinian territories in early 2007, the Hamas-led government resigned on 15 February. Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh formed a new national unity government with Abu Amr as foreign minister. The cabinet was approved by the PLC and its members took office on 18 March.
 
On 6 June 2013, Ziad Abu-Amr was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority by President Mahmoud Abbas. He is associated with many political associations, including the Palestine Center in Washington D.C., the Palestinian Council on Foreign Relations, and MIFTAH, a Palestinian civil rights organization.


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