President Al-Assad Issues Decrees Establishing Ministries, Naming New Ministers


 DAMASCUS, (ST) - President Bashar Al-Assad on Saturday issued Legislative Decree No. 15 for 2013 on the establishment of two ministries; the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Ministry of Labor.

The decree separates between the issues of social affairs and those of labor which were connected with one ministry called the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor.

President Al-Assad also issued decree No. 61 of 2013 naming Eng. Hussein Farzat as Minister of Housing and Construction Development, Eng. Hussein Arnous as Minister of Public Works, Dr. Hasan Hijazi as Minister of Labor, Eng. Ahmad al-Qaderi as Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform, Eng. Suleiman al-Abbas as Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources, Dr. Ismael Ismael as Minister of Finance and Dr, Kinda al-Shammat as Minister of Social Affairs.


H. Mustafa