Council of Ministers (Syria)
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Coordinates: 33°30′9.00″N 36°16′10.62″E / 33.5025000°N 36.2696167°E The Cabinet of Syria is the chief executive body of the Syrian Arab Republic. According to the Constitution of Syria:
Section 2 The Council of Ministers
- Article 118 [Cabinet]
- (1) The Cabinet is the state's highest executive and administrative body. It consists of the Prime Minister, his deputies, and the ministers. It supervises the execution of the laws and regulations and the work of the state machinery and institutions.
President Bashar al-Assad accepted the entire cabinet's resignation after a meeting on 29 March 2011. Al-Assad then appointed outgoing Prime Minister Muhammad Naji al-Otari to continue as caretaker prime minister until a new government is appointed. On 3 April 2011, Assad appointed Minister of Agriculture Adel Safar the new Prime Minister. On 6 April 2011, the state-run al-Ekhbaria TV channel said that Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, Minister of Defense Dawoud Rajiha, Minister of Endowment and Religious Affairs Mohammed Abdul-Sattar Al Sayed, and Minister of Presidential Palace Affairs Mansour Fadlallah Azzam would remain in the new cabinet. On 9 April 2011, DayPress News reported the new cabinet was expected to be announced in the next week. On 14 April 2011, a new cabinet was officially announced.
On 9 February 2013, president Assad changed seven ministers in the cabinet. The cabinet reshuffle included the ministries of oil, finance, social affairs, labour, housing, public works and agriculture.
|Prime Minister||Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis||Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party||3 July 2016|
|Deputy Prime Minister||Fahd Jassem al-Freij||Military||18 July 2012|
|Deputy Prime Minister||Walid Muallem||Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party||23 June 2012|
|Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister||Walid Muallem||Syrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party||14 April 2011|
|Defense Minister||Gen. Fahd Jassem al-Freij||Military||18 July 2012|
|Health Minister||Nizar Wahbeh al-Yaziji||27 August 2014|
|Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Minister||Ahmad al-Qadri||9 February 2013|
|Electricity Minister||Zuheir Kharboutli||3 July 2016|
|Petroleum and Mineral Resources Minister||Ali Ghanem||3 July 2016|
|Culture Minister||Mohammad al-Ahmad||3 July 2016|
|Information Minister||Mohammad Ramez Tourjman||3 July 2016|
|Awqaf (Religious Endowments) Minister||Dr. Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed||23 June 2012|
|Transport Minister||Ali Hammoud||3 July 2016|
|Justice Minister||Najm Hamad Al Ahmad||16 August 2012|
|Industry Minister||Ahmad al-Hamou||3 July 2016|
|Interior Minister||Major General Mohammad Ibrahim al-Shaar||Military||14 April 2012|
|Communications and Technology Minister||Ali al-Zafir||3 July 2016|
|Social Affairs Minister||Rima al-Qadiri||20 August 2015|
|Labor Minister||Dr. Khalaf Sleiman al-Abdullah||27 August 2014|
|Housing and Urban Development Minister||Hussein Mohammad Farzat||Arab Socialist Movement||9 February 2013|
|Local Administration Minister||Hussein Makhlouf||3 July 2016|
|Education Minister||Hazwan al-Wazz||23 June 2012|
|Finance Minister||Maamoun Hamdan||3 July 2016|
|Economy and Foreign Trade Minister||Adib Mayyaleh||3 July 2016|
|Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Minister||Abdullah al-Gharbi||3 July 2016|
|Tourism Minister||Bishr Riyad Yazigi||22 August 2013|
|Higher Education Minister||Atef Naddaf||3 July 2016|
|Presidential Affairs Minister||Mansour Fadlallah Azzam||14 April 2011|
|State Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs||Ali Haidar||Syrian Social Nationalist Party||23 June 2012|
|State Minister for Environment Affairs||Nazira Farah Sarkis||23 June 2012|
|Public Works Minister||Hussein Arnous||9 February 2013|
|State Minister||Joseph Sweid (Suwaid)||Syrian Social Nationalist Party||14 April 2011|
|State Minister||Abdallah Khalil Hussain||Syrian Communist Party (Bakdash)||23 June 2012|
|State Minister||Dr. Hassib Elias Shammas||22 August 2013|
|State Minister||Jamal Shaaban Shaheen||14 April 2011|
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