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Naser Joudeh

Naser Joudeh

Sector : Government Officials , Ministers

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  • Country of residence : Jordan
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1961
  • Age : 55
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Nasser Judeh (born 1961) is a Jordanian politician who has served as Jordan's minister of foreign affairs since 2009. He is also the deputy prime minister of Jordan.

Judeh was born in Amman in 1961. However, there is another report giving his birth year as 1960. Judeh's father, Sami Judeh, is a Palestinian who was born in Ramallah and was a Jordanian state minister. He is a maternal nephew of Zayd Rifai, former prime minister and Senate speaker and the cousin of the former Jordanian Prime Minister Samir Rifai.
Judeh received primary education at College de La Salle in Amman from 1966 to 1975, and then attended Eastbourne College in Sussex in England from 1975 to 1979. He was educated in the United States at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and obtained a bachelor of arts degree in international politics, law and organization in 1982. Judeh accompanied King Abdullah II in the latter's visit to Palestine on 6 December 2012. The visit was the first state visit to the country after its status accepted as a nonmember observer state by the United Nations.
Judeh was named as a member of the Arab diplomatic delegation, headed by Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi, which deals with the political conflict between the Palestinian National Authority and Israel, on 27 December 2012. The delegation also included Egyptian foreign minister Mohamed Kamel Amr.

In a cabinet reshuffle on 23 February 2009, Judeh was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Nader Dahabi. Judeh replaced Salah Bashir in the post. Judeh was appointed to the same post in December 2009. He continued to serve as foreign minister in the next cabinets formed. He held the portfolio of foreign minister for the fifth time in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour who assumed the post on 11 October 2012. Judeh retained his post in the second cabinet of Ensour formed on 30 March 2013. His portfolio was expanded to include expatriate affairs.


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