Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLIX

No 12

20-March-2006

SYRIA

Former Syrian Oil Minister Appointed Government Advisor

Former Syrian Oil Minister Ibrahim Haddad was appointed energy advisor to the Prime Minister Muhammad al-'Utari, under a decree issued last week. Dr Haddad served as oil minister between December 2001 and February 2006, when he was replaced by Sufian 'Alaw. Last November the Syrian government organized a conference on investing in the Syrian oil and gas industry, during which Dr...