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Relatives and friends of the former Saudi Minister of Petroleum, Ahmed Zaki Yamani, said that he passed away in a hospital in the British capital, London, early on Tuesday, on the authority of Omar
Source: Riyadh – Erm News
Relatives and friends of the former Saudi Minister of Petroleum, Ahmed Zaki Yamani, said that he passed away in a hospital in the British capital, London, early on Tuesday, at the age of ninety years.
According to close to the family of the late minister, his body will be transported to the Kingdom, to be buried in the Al-Mualla Cemetery in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, his hometown.
Minister Yamani was born in the Holy City in 1930, obtained a Bachelor of Laws from Cairo University in 1952, and completed his postgraduate studies at New York University and Harvard University in the USA.
He worked as a legal advisor in the Council of Ministers in 1957, then Minister of State and Member of the Council of Ministers in 1960.
In 1962 he held the position of Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, and continued in his position until 1986.
Yamani is the first Secretary-General of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), and he is described as the “fortune teller of black gold.”
In 1988 he established the Al-Furqan Foundation for Islamic Heritage Center affiliated with the Yamani Charitable Foundation, with the aim of preserving historical Islamic works and introducing them to the world.
By the year 1990 AD, the Center for Global Energy Studies was established in London, which deals with market analysis to provide objective data and information on issues related to energy.
It was known about Al-Yamani that he established many of the current laws and regulations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and was the founder of many centers in the Kingdom and abroad, such as his founding and heading the Al-Furqan Center for Islamic Heritage in the British capital, London.
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