Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine

Riad Al Malki

Date of birth:        1955
Place of birth:     Betlehem
Marital status:       Married, three children
Languages:           English, Spanish, Arabic - native

PhD. holder in engineering from a US University

Professional experience:
  • reappointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in October 2013
  • reappointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in May 2012 
  • served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, in addition to Minister of Information and Official spokesperson of the Government September, 2007 - June 2009
  • served as Minister of Justice, June 2007 - August 2007
  • General director and co-founder of Panorama Center for the Dissemination of Democracy and Community Development in Palestine, 1991 - June 2007
  • Professor at Birzeit University 1981 - 1996; member of steering committee of the Orient House in Jerusalem"
  • Active in the second track diplomacy and coordinator of the Arab Program for Democracy promotion and development
  • Member of the steering committee of the World Movement for Democracy, council member of the Pugwash Conferences for sciences and world Affairs. The Council was recipient of Nobel Peace Prize in 1995, and he is a member of many other regional and international networks and organizations
  • Awarded the European Peace Prize in 2000 in Copenhagen
  • Conferred the Democracy Courage Award in 2004 in South Africa and the Italian Peace Prize (Lombardi) in 2005
  • Author of weekly articles in Al-Ayyam newspapers in Palestine for many years
  • Author of chapters of several books
  • Participated as a visitor professor at different European Universities