Ali Abd-al-Aziz al-Isawi
|Ali Abd-al-Aziz al-Isawi|
|Deputy Prime Minister of Libya|
23 March 2011 – 8 August 2011
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Ali Tarhouni|
|Born||1966 (age 48–49)
|Political party||Anti-Gaddafi forces|
Ali Abd-al-Aziz al-Isawi (Arabic: علي عبد العزيز العيساوي) (born c. 1966) is a Libyan politician who is a leading figure of the National Transitional Council of Libya and was the Vice-Chairman of the Executive Board of the NTC until his dismissal along with the board's other ministers on 8 August 2011. He previously served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the NTC. He also was Secretary of the General People's Committee of Libya (GPCO) for Economy, Trade and Investment, and was the youngest minister to fill such a post. He was appointed to this post on January 2007. Before taking the ministerial position, he founded the Centre for Export Development in 2006 and became the first Director General for it. He also assumed the position of Director General for the Ownership expansion program (privatization fund) in 2005. He began his political career as a staff member and then as a diplomat in the Foreign Ministry until 2005.
On 28 November, NTC chief military prosecutor Yussef Al-Aseifr announced that Isawi had been named chief suspect in the killing of Abdul Fatah Younis. Isawi denied involvement in the killing, saying he "never signed any decision relating to Abdel Fattah Younes."
Later on the head of national transitional council said in an interview with al-Arabiya TV channel that the military prosecutor has extended his charges too much and included unnecessary people . Mr Isawi should not be included in the list because these charges has no prof and according to my experience as judge and my awareness of the investigations took place he supposed not to be included in the charges list; Mr Jalil the head of NTC said.
- Rashid Khashana, Swiss Info: February 1, 2007
- "Council members - The Libyan Republic". Interim Transitional National Council website. Archived from the original on 10 March 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-19.
- "Libya says ex-deputy PM suspect in general's killing". Reuters. 28 November 2011.
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