Ahmed Osman
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Prime Minister of Morocco
In office
November 2, 1972 – March 22, 1979
MonarchHassan II
Preceded byMohammed Karim Lamrani
Succeeded byMaati Bouabid
Personal details
Born (1930-01-03) January 3, 1930 (age 92)
Oujda, Morocco
Political partyNational Rally of Independents
Spouse(s)Princess Lalla Nuzha of Morocco (1964–1977)
ChildrenMoulay Nawfal Osman
Parent(s)Muhammad Osman
Sofia Malti

Ahmed Osman (Arabic: أحمد عصمان; born January 3, 1930)[1][2] was a politician and a figure of the national movement who served as the Prime Minister of Morocco between November 2, 1972, and March 22, 1979.[3] He was the 8th prime minister of Morocco and served under king Hassan II.[4][5]

Early life

Osman was born in 3 January 1930 in Oujda. He studied at the Collège Royal in Rabat with king Hassan II.[6] He studied law in Rabat college, where he obtained his license, and in Bordeaux, where he received the diplomas of higher studies in public law and of private law.[7][8] He was married to Princess Lalla Nuzha of Morocco from 1964 to 1977, a sister of King Hassan II.[9][10] He is also founder of the National Rally of Independents.[11][12]


Osman held many positions in the Government. He was Secretary General Ministry of National Defence (1959–1961), Ambassador to Federal Republic of Germany (1961–1962) and the United States (1967–1972),[13] Under Secretary Ministry of Mines and Industry (1962–1964), President of the Moroccan General Navigation Company (1964–1967), Prime Minister (1972–1979), President of the National Rally of Independents (RNI) from 1977,[14] and President of the House of Representatives (1984–1992).[15]

Prime Minister of Morocco

Osman began his career as prime minister by a visit to France on diplomatic mission. On 3 December 1977, Osman met with the president Jimmy Carter of the United States to deliver a personal message from the King, along with ambassador Abdelmajid Benjelloun.[16][17] On 9 March 1978, Osman visited the Soviet Union, signing a long-term agreement between the USSR and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco on the Soviet side.[18]


National honours

Foreign honours


  1. ^ Profile of Ahmed Osman
  2. ^ Rulers
  3. ^ "Political Leaders:Morocco". Archived from the original on 2012-09-20.
  4. ^ "رؤساء الحكومة السابقون". www.cg.gov.ma (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  5. ^ "Anciens Premiers ministres et Chefs du gouvernement". www.cg.gov.ma (in French). Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  6. ^ "أسرار المدرسة المولوية". 2013-12-27. Archived from the original on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  7. ^ "M. AHMED OSMAN l'homme des contacts avec l'opposition". Le Monde.fr (in French). 1972-11-04. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  8. ^ Manhom. "من هو أحمد عصمان؟ | ملف الشخصية | من هم؟". manhom.com (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  9. ^ "أحمد عصمان". www.aljazeera.net (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  10. ^ "أحمد عصمان: هكذا طلبت من الملك يد شقيقته للا نزهة". moroccotimes المغرب تايمز (in Arabic). Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  11. ^ "Morocco elections: The billionaire tycoon who unseated Islamist incumbents". The National. 2021-09-08. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  12. ^ Price, David Lynn (1978). "Morocco: The Political Balance". The World Today. 34 (12): 493–500. ISSN 0043-9134. JSTOR 40395030.
  13. ^ "Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964–1968, Volume XXIV, Africa - Office of the Historian". history.state.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  14. ^ "IFES Election Guide | Elections: Morocco Chamber of Representatives 2007". www.electionguide.org. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  15. ^ Lansford, Tom (2015-03-24). Political Handbook of the World 2015. CQ Press. ISBN 978-1-4833-7156-6.
  16. ^ "Meeting With Prime Minister Ahmed Osman of Morocco White House Statement Issued Following the Meeting. | The American Presidency Project". www.presidency.ucsb.edu. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  17. ^ "Morocco - Visits by Foreign Leaders - Department History - Office of the Historian". history.state.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
  18. ^ "Film The Prime Minister of Kingdom Morocco in the USSR.. (1978)". www.net-film.ru. Retrieved 2022-05-10.
Preceded byMohammed Karim Lamrani Prime Minister of Morocco 1972–1979 Succeeded byMaati Bouabid