| 31 May 2024, Friday |

Saudi king, crown prince offer condolences over former Jordan PM’s death

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent cables of condolences on Saturday to King Abdullah of Jordan, following the death of former Prime Minister Abdul Salam Al-Majali, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Al-Majali was a medical doctor and politician who served twice as prime minister of Jordan — from May 1993 to January 1995 and from September 1997 to February 1998.

Before his stint as prime minister, Al-Majali held various key positions in government, including as minister of health, minister of education, president of the University of Jordan, and adviser to the late King Hussein. He had also served as senator, and was chairman of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences since 2013.

He was just a few weeks shy of reaching 98 years old at the time of his passing on January 3, 2023.


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