Qadri Jamil dismissed as Deputy PM for absence from office at uncoordinated meetings abroad


President Bashar al-Assad has dismissed his Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Qadri Jamil for being absent from his office without permission. The closing statement says that he had been absent and involved in meetings abroad without ‘coordination’ with the government.

The formal release as published on the Syrian Radio and TV website is as follows:

“Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs discharged from his post

– A presidential decree on Tuesday removed Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Qadri Jamil from his office.

A Cabinet statement clarified that Jamil was discharged by a presidential decree “because of his absence from office without prior permission and not performing his duties”.

The statement added that Jamil’s removal from office also came because of his involvement in activities and meetings abroad without coordination with the government and overstepping the institutional work and the state’s hierarchy.”

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