AMMONNEWS - King Abdullah II on Monday accepted the resignation of Marouf Bakhit's Government, and named Awn Al-khasawneh to form a new government.
Awn Shawkat Al-khasawneh was born in Amman, Jordan on February 22, 1950. He had been a judge of the International Court of Justice.
In 1995, Al-Khasawneh became Adviser to the King of Jordan and Adviser of the State on International Law with the rank of Cabinet Minister. He was appointed Chief of the Royal Hashemite Court from 1996 to 1998. Al-Khasawneh has also been a member of numerous international law bodies during his career.
Al-Khasawneh received his university education at Queens' College, Cambridge in England, where he attained an undergraduate degree in history and law, and a master’s degree in international law. From 1980 until 1990, he held senior legal posts in the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 1991 until 1994, he was Legal Adviser to the Jordanian delegation to the peace negotiations between Israel and Jordan.
Bakhit on Monday submitted his resignation from his second term in office that he has held since February 1, 2011.
* Awn Al-Khasawneh photo