Zakaria Mohieddin

Zakaria Mohieddin

Zakaria Mohieddin (born July 5, 1918) (Arabic: زكريا محيى الدين) is a former Egyptian military officer, politician, and former Prime Minister of Egypt.


Mohieddin attended Military College in 1938 and was a Staff College Graduate in 1948. He was the Professional Army Professor of Tactics in the Officers Military College from 1940-1943 and again from 1950-1951. He was also the Professor of Tactics in the Officers Staff College from 1951-1952

In 1967 he was appointed by president Gamal Abdel Nasser to take over position of president after Nasser's resignation, an appointment he refused. In 1968, Mohieddin resigned from all positions and quit public life. [ [ Revolution:Zakaria Mohieddin] ]

As of 2005, after the death of Hussein El-Shafei, he and Khaled Mohieddin were the last two surviving members of the Revolutionary Command Council. [ [ Al-Ahram Weekly Online] ]


Mohieddin had various assignments within the army. He served with the Egyptian army in Sudan. In 1948 he was the chief of staff of the first brigade which was later besieged at Falouga. One of his outstanding achievements in 1948 was to go back to the besieged brigade, infiltrating enemy lines from Rafah to Faloga. He was rewarded for his bravery at the end of the war with the Mehmet Ali golden award for valour and excellence in duty in the field in Palestine. In 1952, he prepared strategy for army movement and was in charge of operation that led to success of the movement.


Positions held

*1952-1956 - Member of Egyptian Revolutionary Command Council.
*1952-1955 - In charge of the first Intelligence body.
*1953-1958 - Minister of Interior.
*1958-1961 - Central Minister of Interior for Egypt and Syria during U.A.R.
*1961-1962 - Minister of Interior.
*1961-1968 - Vice President of Egypt.
*1965-1966 - Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.

Committees and boards

*Head of the High Commission for the High Dam
*Head of Egyptian Rowing Federation (1960-68)
*Head of Egyptian Greek Friendship Committee (1958-68)
*Member of the Board of the Officers Club (1951-52)
*Member of the High Committee of Socialist Arab Unity (the leading party or the only political party)
*Member of National Defense Committee.

Conferences attended

*Egypt delegation to UN - 1960
*African conference Addis Ababa - 1964
*Arab conference Casablanca - 1965
*Bandong - 1965
*Signed Nile treaty with Sudan

ee also

*Mohieddin family


External links

* [ The Six-Day War: A Retrospective. - book review]

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