Raed Fahmy Jahid

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Dr. Raed Fahmy Jahid (also Ra'd, Ra'id), known as Abu Rawa, (b. 1950) is an Iraqi politician and the Minister of Science and Technology in the present government of Iraq of Nouri al-Maliki.

He is of Sunni Arab origin and his family is from Mosul although he was born in Baghdad. His father was the ambassador to France in the 1950s. He has spent most of his life in exile. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London and the Paris Sorbonne University and has worked as a researcher for the OECD., BBC Monitoring via IndustryWatch, 2007-08-03 accessed on 2007-08-05 He went on to lecture in various universities in France and was the Iraqi Communist Party's representative in France. He edited the Al-Thaqafah al-Jadidah magazine., BBC Monitoring via IndustryWatch, 2007-08-01 accessed on 2007-08-05

Abu Rawa is a member of the ICP Politbura. The ICP contested the Iraqi legislative election of December 2005 as part of the Iraqi National List coalition, and in May 2006 he was appointed Minister of Science and Technology in al-Maliki's government of national unity.

In August 2007 he was appointed head of the Commission on the Normalisation of the Status of Kirkuk., BBC Monitoring via IndustryWatch, 2007-08-02 accessed on 2007-08-05

Abu Rawa is married with four children.


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