Jordan mourns Samir Mutawi

Senator, former minister and ex-ambassador Samir Mutawi. (Photo: Twitter)
AMMAN — Senator, former minister and ex-ambassador Samir Mutawi passed away on Friday in Amman at the age of 84, it was reported.

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh mourned the former Minister of State for Information Affairs, saying that the nation lost a national and media figure, who has done a lot for his country. اضافة اعلان

Also, Speaker of the Upper House Faisal Al-Fayez mourned Mutawi and offered his condolences and sympathy to his family. He praised the merits of the deceased and his role in serving his country and king in various public offices.

The late Mutawi had served as an advisor at the Royal Hashemite Court, and Jordan's ambassador to the Netherlands. He also worked for several newspapers, television stations, and local and international radio stations.

Born in Jerusalem in 1938, Mutawi began his career at the Jordan Radio in the late 1950s.

He obtained a Bachelors of Economics and Political Science from the University of London and later a Ph.D. in Political Science, International Relations and Foreign Policy from the University of Reading in the UK.

In the 1960s he worked as a broadcaster at the BBC in London.

He published a number of books, studies and papers, the most important of which is the book "Jordan in the 1967 War", the English version of which was published by Cambridge University in Britain and New York.

He also had participated in several international conferences in Washington DC, London, Barcelona, The Hague, Istanbul, Cairo, Abu Dhabi and Amman.

He held a number of high honors from Jordan, Italy, Austria and Ireland.

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