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Former minister Ghaleb Barakat dies

By Petra - Aug 07,2014 - Last updated at Aug 07,2014

AMMAN — Former minister Ghaleb Barakat passed away on Wednesday.

Born in 1927, Barakat had a BA in economics and trade from the American University of Beirut and assumed several official posts, including a term as the minister of tourism and transport.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour mourned his death on Thursday.

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