Middle East Economic Survey


No 21



Ghanem Leaves Tripoli

Libyas de facto oil minister, National Oil Corporation chairman Shukri Ghanem, has left Tripoli. Wire services on 17 May reported him as being on the Tunisian island of Djerba but, MEES learns, Mr Ghanem had at least by the evening of that day left for Dubai. The former prime minister could not be reached and it is unclear whether he has defected to the Benghazi-based rebels, continues to work for the Qadhafi...