Jordan’s ex-PM to talk in city

2009-10-15 00:00

THE South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), in conjunction with the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business (PCB), will host Dr Abdel Salam Al-Majali, who is to speak on the topic, “The Middle East: the peace pro­cess and after”.

Al-Majali is a former prime minister of Jordan and was president of the University of Jordan.

The international Academy of Science of Developing Countries’ conference, to be held in Durban, is the reason for his presence in South Africa.

Dr Al-Majali headed Jordan’s delegation for peace negotiations with Israel in Madrid in 1991 and Washington in 1994.

Born in Karak, Jordan, in 1925, Majali is married and a father of three children.

He graduated from the Medical College, Syrian University, Damascus, in 1949.

Majali was appointed advisor to the King of Jordan during the late 1980s and served as head of the Jordan delegation for peace negotiations with Israel.

He was prime minister of Jordan for two terms, 1993-1995 and 1997-1998, and served as a member of the Jordan Senate in 1997.

The talk takes place on October 22 at 12.30 pm at Chamber House. Entry for SAIIA members is R80, for PCB members R100 and non-members R120. Students will be charged R40 on the production of their student card.

Lunch will be served and a cash bar will be available.

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