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
In office
7 October 1958  20 September 1960
Prime Minister Gamal Abdel Nasser
Preceded by Sabri al-Asali
Succeeded by Abdel Hamid al-Sarraj
Personal details
Born 1910
Died unknown
Nationality Syrian
Religion Sunni Islam

Nur al-Din Kahala (born 1910) was a Syrian politician during the United Arab Republic (UAR) period (1958-1961).

Prior to the UAR period, Kahala served as a minor government bureaucrat and received engineering training in the United States.[1] 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.[2]



  1. Etzioni, 2001, p. 127.
  2. Oron, Yitzhak. (1961) Middle East Record. 1. The Moshe Dayan Center.
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