Jordanians remember former PM Wasfi Tal

[27-11-2021 01:11 PM]

Ammon News - Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the death of former Prime Minister Wasfi Tal.

Tal is a popular political figure in Jordan's history; he was assassinated in Cairo while attending a meeting of the Arab joint defense council in 1971.

Born in 1920, Tal was the son of the popular Jordanian poet, Mustafa Wahbi, better known as Arar.

Tal was appointed three times as a Prime Minister in 1962, 1965 and 1970.

Tal received his education in Jordan, later continued his studies at the American University of Beirut. He served as an ambassador in Moscow, Tehran and Baghdad.

The late PM was known for his belief in joint Arab action and support for the struggle of the Palestinian people for liberation of their homeland.

Locally, Tal laid the foundations for a Jordanian national renaissance, and became a symbol of state building.

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