Shukri Ghanem

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Person.png Shukri Ghanem  Rdf-icon.png
(politician)
Shukri Ghanem.jpg
Born1942-10-09
Tripoli, Libya
Died2012-04-29 (Age 69)
Vienna, Austria
Alma materGaryounis University, Tufts University

Employment.png Minister of Oil

In office
1 March 2006 - 16 May 2011

Employment.png Prime Minister of Libya

In office
14 June 2003 - 5 March 2006

Shukri Ghanem was a Libyan politician who was Prime Minister from June 2003 until March 2006 when he was replaced by his deputy, Baghdadi Mahmudi.[1]

Ghanem subsequently served as the Minister of Oil until NATO's 2011 Attacks on Libya which led to the downfall of Muammar Gaddafi.

On 29 April 2012, his body was found floating in the River Danube in Vienna.[2][3]

BBC Radio 4 interview

On 22 February 2004, Shukri Ghanem told BBC Radio 4's Today Programme that Libya had played no part in either the 1988 Lockerbie bombing or the shooting of WPC Yvonne Fletcher in London in 1984. Pressed on why his government has offered to pay $2.7 billion (or $10 million dollars to each of the 270 Lockerbie victims' families) in compensation, Ghanem insisted that this was merely an effort to “buy peace” following years of crippling economic sanctions and was not an admission of guilt.[4]

9 October 1942|29 April 2012| 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Libya: Fine, but why Britainarticle20 March 2011Brian BarderDavid Cameron seemingly Gung Ho on toppling the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, while Barack Obama takes a back seat


References

  1. "Libya's reforming premier sacked"
  2. "Former Libyan PM, Oil Exec Ghanem Dies in Austria". Tripoli Post. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  3. "Ex-Libyan oil minister's body found in Danube". Al Jazeera. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  4. "Libya’s Prime Minister, Shukri Ghanem, has claimed that his country played no part in either the Lockerbie bombing or the shooting of WPC Yvonne Fletcher in London in 1984"


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