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MWM delegation offers condolence over death of Syrian FM in embassy visit

MWM delegation offers condolence over death of Syrian FM during their visit to embassy of Syria in Islamabad.

Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen Pakistan deputy secretary general Nasir Abbas Shirazi led the delegation.

MWM delegation offers condolence over death of Syrian FM

The delegation comprised of: Malik Iqrar Hussain, Syed Ibne Hassan Bukhari and Maulana Chaudry Zaigham Abbas.

MWM’s delegation conveyed condolence message on behalf of the secretary general Allama Raja Nasir Abbas Jafari and the party’s foreign affairs department’ head Allama Shafqat Shirazi.

Nasir Shirazi also wrote his feelings over sad demise of Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem.

Walid al-Moallem passed away at al-Shami Hospital in Syria.

He was laid to rest in al-Mezzeh cemetery.

The Late Minister was a longtime diplomat who has been known for his honorable national stances at different political and diplomatic arenas.

Born in Damascus in 1941, he studied at the public schools from the year 1948 to 1960.

He obtained a secondary school certificate and later joined Cairo University. There he graduated from in the year 1963 with a B.A. in economics.

Walid al-Moallem

He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the year 1964 and served in the following missions “Tanzania, Saudi Arabia, Spain and England.”

In the year 1975, he was appointed as Syria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Romania till the year 1980 as he was appointed as a Director of the Documentation and Translation Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from the year 1980 to 1984.

Later he was appointed as a Director of the Private Offices Department from 1984 to 1990.

Syria’s Ambassador to the US

The Late al-Moallem was appointed as Syria’s Ambassador to the US from the year 1990 to the year 1999, and then he was appointed as an Assistant Foreign Minister in the beginning of the year 2000.

Later appointed as a Deputy Foreign Minister according to the decree No. 8 of 9/1/2005. Appointed as Foreign Minister since the year 2006, and in 2012, appointed as Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister.

He had authored four books (Palestine and Armed Peace in 1970), (Syria in the Mandate Period from 1917 to 1948), (Syria from Independence to Unity from 1948 to 1958) and (The World and the Middle East from the American Perspective).

He was married and left behind three children.

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