Nur al-Din Kahala
|Nur al-Din Kahala|
نور الدين كحالة
Kahala (right) shaking hands with UAR President Gamal Abdel Nasser as he arrives in Syria, February 1960
|Chairman of the Executive Council of the Northern Region of the United Arab Republic|
7 October 1958 – 20 September 1960
|Prime Minister||Gamal Abdel Nasser|
|Preceded by||Sabri al-Asali|
|Succeeded by||Abdel Hamid al-Sarraj|
Prior to the UAR period, Kahala served as a minor government bureaucrat and received engineering training in the United States. Kahala was initially appointed as the President of the Northern Region (Syria) Executive Council, but on 19 July 1960, President Gamal Abdel Nasser appointed him as Vice President in place of Akram al-Hawrani. He served alongside vice presidents Abdel Hakim Amer and Abdel Latif Boghdadi. On 20 September he was appointed the additional post of Planning Minister. He accompanied Nasser on a tour of Syrian cities in February.
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