Abdulhalim Khadam

Date of death: Tuesday, 31 March 2020

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Known asAbdul Halim Khadam


Date of birth15 September 1932

Date of death31 March 2020

Abdul Halim Khaddam was born in Baniyas, Syria. His family was Sunni Muslim with a middle-class origin,[4] and his father was a respected lawyer.[5] Khaddam obtained his elementary and secondary education in Baniyas and then studied law at Damascus University.

Khaddam became a member of the Baath Party when he was just 17 years old. He began his political career as governor of Quneitra after the party came to power in 1963. Then he was appointed governor of Hama and Damascus. His first government portfolio was economy and trade minister in the cabinet formed by then head of Syria, Nureddin al Attasi, in 1969, making him the youngest minister in Syrian political history. Then he was named as an advisor to Hafez Assad.[6] He later served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister from 1970 to 1984. On 7 January 1976, Khaddam argued that Lebanon was part of Syria. During his visit to Tehran in August 1979 following the Iranian Revolution, he publicly stated that the Syrian government backed the revolution before and after the revolutionary process.

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