Issam Al Zaim
|Issam Al Zaim
|Minister of Industry|
13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
|Prime Minister||Mohammad Mustafa Mero|
|Died||14 December 2007 (aged 67)|
|Political party||Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party|
Zaim was a researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research. Then Zaim held the post of minister of state for planning. He was appointed as minister of industry to the cabinet led by then prime minister Mohammad Mustafa Mero on 13 December 2001. His tenure ended in 2003 when the government resigned.
Zaim and his wife's assets were seized by Syrian authorities in 2003 as part of a probe into the alleged misuse of public funds by the couple. He and his wife were acquitted of all charges a few months later.
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