Fayez Tarawneh dies at 72

King attends funeral of former prime minister

2. Tarawneh Funeral
His Majesty King Abdullah participates in the funeral of former prime minister Fayez Tarawneh on December 15, 2021. (Photo: Royal Court)
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah participated in the funeral of former prime minister Fayez Tarawneh, who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 72 after suffering from a terminal illness. Tarawneh was laid to rest at thes Royal Cemetery.اضافة اعلان

He served as prime minister twice, from 1998 to 1999, and in 2012, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Tarawneh assumed his first ministerial position in 1988, when he served as minister of industry, trade, and supply. He also served as head of the Royal Hashemite Court. He held a PhD in Economics from the University of Southern California, an MA in Economics from the same university, and a BA in Economics from the University of Jordan.

In an obituary, Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh said that Tarawneh passed away after a life full of giving in the service of the homeland and the Hashemite throne in various positions of responsibility.

"With the passing of Tarawneh, Jordan lost one of its loyal men who valiantly defended Jordan's positions and constants at various levels locally, regionally and internationally," Khasawneh said.

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