The leader of the Syrian diplomacy, Walid al Muallem, has died on Monday morning.
The Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Walid al Muallem, was 79.
al Muallem was born in Damascus in 1941, joined Cairo University and graduated in 1963.
He holds a BA in political science, and joined the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1964, and worked in diplomatic missions in several countries.
In 1990, he was appointed ambassador to the United States, until 1999, the period during which the Syrian Arab peace negotiations with Israel took place, and in early 2000 he was appointed assistant to the foreign minister until he was named Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2006.
He is married and has three children.
al Muallem wrote several books on Syria’s independence, Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Middle East afairs.