Published on 11 February 2016

Al Amoudi prepares for the finale in the SAMIR affair

Al-Amoudi prepares for the finale in the SAMIR affair

The storm clouds are gathering over the head of Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi, owner of Morocco’s only refining company, SAMIR, which ceased production in August 2015. Faced with legal action by the Moroccan state and suppliers all over the world, who are claiming payment of nearly €2 billion, the Saudi-Ethiopian magnate has now been abandoned by Saudi Arabia, which pleaded his cause for a long time with the Moroccan authorities. Maghreb Confidential looks at the state of play.

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