|Monarch Abdullah II|
Name Fayez Tarawneh
|Preceded by Abdelsalam al-Majali|
Succeeded by Abdullah Ensour
|Preceded by Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh|
Monarch Hussein I Hassan (Regent) Abdullah II
Role Former Prime Minister of Jordan
Education University of Jordan, University of Southern California
Previous offices Prime Minister of Jordan (2012–2012), Prime Minister of Jordan (1998–1999)
Similar People Abdullah II of Jordan, Hussein of Jordan, Abdullah I of Jordan, Queen Rania of Jordan, Faisal bin Hussein
Succeeded by Abdelraouf al-Rawabdeh
Political party Independent politician
Jordan west bank peace talks
Fayez Tarawneh (Arabic: فايز الطراونة, Fāyiz aṭ-Ṭarāwinah) (born 1 May 1949) is an independent Jordanian politician, who served twice as prime minister of Jordan. He is chief of royal court in Jordan.
Early life and education
Tarawneh was born in 1949. He received a bachelor's degree in economy from the University of Jordan. He also holds master's degree (1974) and PhD (1980) in economics, both from the University of Southern California.
Tarawneh was Jordanian ambassador to the US and headed the Jordanian delegation, which was in charge of peace negotiations with Israel in 1994. Then he was appointed Prime Minister and served in this post from 20 August 1998 to 4 March 1999. Next he was named chief of the royal court in 1999. The other cabinet posts he held include Foreign Minister and Trade Minister. Tarawneh was appointed senator in 2003.
Tarawneh was appointed to serve as prime minister a second time on 26 April 2012 after the sudden resignation of his predecessor, Awn Shawkat Al-Khasawneh. He was in office until October 2012 when Abdullah Ensour was appointed prime minister. Tarawneh was appointed chief of royal court by King Abdullah II on 28 January 2013, replacing Riyad Abu Karaki.
Awards and recognition
In 1995, Tarawneh was awarded the Gabriel Peace Prize together with Israeli negotiator Elyakim Rubinstein for his role in the talks that led to the signing of the Israel-Jordan peace treaty in October 1994.