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Muhammad Ali al-Halabi

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Muhammad Ali al-Halabi
محمد علي الحلبي
Prime Minister of Syria
In office
27 March 1978 – 9 January 1980
PresidentHafez al-Assad
Preceded byAbdul Rahman Khleifawi
Succeeded byAbdul Rauf al-Kasm
Speaker of the People's Council
In office
27 June 1973 – 9 March 1978
Preceded byFahmi al-Yusufi
Succeeded byMahmoud Hadid
Damascus Governor
In office
Preceded byMohamed Sioufi
Succeeded byMuhammad Yassin al-Osta
Member of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch
In office
13 November 1970 – 7 January 1980
Personal details
Born1937 (1937)
Damascus, Syria
Died19 September 2016(2016-09-19) (aged 78–79)
Damascus, Syria
Political partySyrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Other political
National Progressive Front
Spouse(s)Lamis Mourad

Muhammad Ali al-Halabi (Arabic: محمد علي الحلبي‎) (1937 – 19 September 2016) was a Syrian politician.


After finishing his training at the National Teacher Training Institute, Muhammed studied Philosophy at the University of Damascus. In 1955 he became a teacher on the Golan and from 1959 to 1964 he was employed as a teacher in Kuwait. From 9 June 1973 to 27 March 1978 he was chairman and spokesman for the National Council.He served as Prime Minister of Syria from March 27, 1978 to January 9, 1980 under the presidency of Hafez al-Assad.In 1980s, Hafiz al-Assad and Leonid Brezhnev made an agreement, when al-Halabi was an ambassador in Moscow from 1982 to 1990, to install the Soviet S-75 in al-Dumayr and Shinshar.[1]

Political career

Political offices
Preceded by

Mohamed Sioufi

Damascus Governor 1969–1971 Succeeded by

Muhammad Yassin al-Osta

Preceded by

Fahmi al-Yusufi

Speaker of Parliament of Syria 1973–1978 Succeeded by

Mahmoud Hadid

Preceded by

Abdul Rahman Khleifawi

Prime Minister of Syria 1978–1980 Succeeded by

Abdul Rauf al-Kasm

Preceded by

Jabr al-Kafri

Ambassador of Syria to the Soviet Union 1982–1990 Succeeded by

Issam al-Naeb


  1. ^ California Institute of International Studies, World Affairs Report

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