Syrian President names new Cabinet


Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has issued Decree No. 203 which announces the formation of the new government following elections which took place in government controlled areas on 13th April.

The full list as published on the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) website (with some basic bios) is as follows:

Eng. Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis Prime Minister
Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Defence
Walid al-Moallem Deputy Prime Minister Foreign and Expatriates Minister
Dr. Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed Minister of Religious Endowments
Mansour Fadlallah Azzam Minister of Presidential Affairs
Lt. Gen. Mohammad Ibrahim al-Shaar Minister of Interior
Dr. Hazwan al-Waz Minister of Education
Najm Hamad al-Ahmad Minister of Justice
Hussein Arnous Minister of Public Works
Ahmad al-Qadiri Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform
Bishr Yazigi Minister of Tourism
Dr. Hassan al-Nouri Minister of Administrative Development
Dr. Nizar Wehbe al-Yazigi Minister of Health
Rima al-Qadiri Minister of Social Affairs and Labour
Dr. Adib Mayyaleh Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade
Dr. Atef Naddaf Minister of Higher Education
Hussein Makhlouf Minister of Local Administration
Eng. Ali Ghanem Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
Mohamed Ramez Tourjuman Minister of Information
Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli Minister of Electricity
Dr. Maamoun Hamdan Minister of Finance
Eng. Ahmad al-Hamo Minister of Industry
Dr. Ali al-Zafir Minister of Communications and Technology
Eng. Nabil al-Hasan Minister of Water Resources
Eng. Ali Hamoud Minister of Transport
Mohamed al-Ahmad Minister of Culture
Abdullah al-Gharbi Minister of Internal Trade and Consumer Protection
Dr. Ali Haidar Minister of State for National Reconciliation Affairs
Abdullah Abdullah Minister of State
Wafiqa Hosni Minister of State
Rafea Abu Saad Minister of State
Salwa Abdullah Minister of State
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