COVID-19 claims life of former Mayor of Amman

Jordan

Published: 2021-02-28 12:27

Last Updated: 2021-04-11 19:35


COVID-19 claims life of former Mayor of Amman
COVID-19 claims life of former Mayor of Amman

Former Mayor of Amman Aqel Biltaji died Sunday due to coronavirus. He was originally from the Gaza Strip in Palestine and was appointed Mayor of the Capital by the Council of Ministers on Sept. 8, 2013. He submitted his resignation in March, 2017.

Biltaji was also a member of the Jordanian Senate and held several different positions, most notably the Advisor to His Majesty the King at the Royal Hashemite Court, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners/Aqaba Special Economic Zone and Minister of Tourism and Antiquities.

The current Mayor of Amman Youssef al-Shawarbeh, mourned Biltaji's death saying “With sincere feelings of sadness and sorrow, we have received the news of the passing of a great national stature and the former Mayor of Amman, the late great brother Aqel Biltaji, may he rest in peace."