Middle East Economic Survey


No 26



Ahmad Chalabi Heads Iraqs New Supreme Contracts Committee

Iraqs Deputy Prime Minister and head of the Energy Council Ahmad Chalabi has been appointed chairman of a newly created supreme contracts committee. The new body was established in a decree issued by Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jafari on 11 May. But its existence only came to light when al-Hayat published extracts from the decree on 21 June. The members of the committee are the...