Ali Al Shami

علی الشامی

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Updated:Monday 13th October 2014

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(Wikipedia) - Ali Al Shami Ali Al Shami Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Prime Minister Preceded by Succeeded by Personal details Born Nationality Political party Alma mater
In office 9 November 2009 – 13 June 2011
Saad Hariri
Fawzi Salloukh Tarek Mitri (acting)
Adnan Mansour
1945 (age 68–69)
Amal movement
Lebanese University University of Grenoble

Ali Al Shami (born 1945) is a Shia Lebanese academic and a member of the Amal movement. He was Lebanon''s minister of foreign affairs and emigrants from 2009 to 2011.

Early life and education

Shami was born into a Shiite family in 1945. He received a bachelor''s degree in political science from Lebanese University in 1970 and a diploma again in political science from the University of Grenoble in 1971 as well as a PhD in political science from the same university in 1978.


Shami is a retired university professor. He taught in the college of law and political science at Lebanese University. Then he became a member of the Amal movement.

He was part of the committee in charge of writing a program for action of the government led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri in November 2009. He was appointed minister of foreign affairs and emigrants to the cabinet led by Hariri on 9 November 2009. He was named to this post by Amal leader and Hezbollah ally parliament speaker Nabih Berri. He succeeded Fawzi Salloukh as foreign minister. In the cabinet, Shami was part of opposition and a member of the Amal Movement and one of five Shiite members in the cabinet. Shami''s tenure tenure ended in June 2011, and he was replaced by Adnan Mansour in the post.

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