Wael Nader Al-Halqi

وائل نادر الحلقی

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(Wikipedia) - Wael Nader al-Halqi   (Redirected from Wael Nader Al-Halqi) Wael Nader Al-Halqi Prime Minister of SyriaPresident Deputy Preceded by Minister of Health Prime Minister Preceded by Succeeded by Member of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch Personal details Born Political party Other political affiliations Alma mater Religion
Assumed office 9 August 2012
Bashar Assad
Fahd Jassem al-Freij Walid Muallem
Omar Ibrahim Ghalawanji (Acting)
In office 14 April 2011 – 26 August 2012
Adel Safar Riyad Farid Hijab Omar Ibrahim Ghalawanji (Acting)
Rida Adnan Said
Saad Abdel-Salam al-Nayef
Assumed office 8 July 2013
1964 (age 49–50) Jasim, Syria
Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba''ath Party
National Progressive Front
Damascus University
Sunni Islam

Wael Nader Al-Halqi (Arabic: وائل نادر الحلقي‎, born 1964) is the Prime Minister of Syria. He was appointed to the position on 9 August 2012 after serving as Minister of Health.

  • 1 Early life and education
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Assassination attempt
  • 4 Personal life
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References

Early life and education

Halqi was born in Jasim in the Daraa Governorate in 1964 into a Sunni Muslim family. He earned a degree in medicine (MD) from the University of Damascus in 1987 and a master''s degree in gynaecology and obstetrics again from the University of Damascus in 1991.


Halqi served as director of primary health care in Jasim from 1997 to 2000 and was secretary of the Daraa branch of the Arab Socialist Ba''ath Party from 2000 to 2004. He served as the director of health in Daraa, and in 2010, was appointed head of Syria''s doctors. He was appointed prime minister of Syria on 9 August 2012 by President Bashar Assad, after his predecessor Riyad Farid Hijab fled to Jordan and declared his allegiance to the Syrian opposition.

Assassination attempt

In April 2013, Halqi survived an apparent assassination attempt by car bombing in the Mezzeh district of Damascus. The assassination attempt killed six people.

Personal life

Halqi is married and has four children.

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