President Bashar Hafez Al-Assad


President Bashar Hafez Al-Assad's CV is as follows:

Born in Damascus, September 11, 1965.

Finished his high secondary school at Al-Hurriah Institute in Damascus in 1982.

Joined the Baath Arab Socialist Party in 1979.

 A parachutist since 1980.

Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Medicine in 1988 with a very good grade.

Specialized in ophthalmology at the Military Tishreen Hospital.

Went to the UK in 1992 for higher studies and returned home in 1994.

 Former Chairman of the Syrian Computer Society.

On June 11th, 2000 was promoted to Lieutenant-general, Supreme Commander of Army and Armed Forces.

On June 11th, was unanimously chosen by the Baa’th Arab Socialist Party as a nominee for presidency.

On June 24th elected General Secretary of the Baa’th Arab Socialist Party.

On June 27th, 2000, the Syrian Parliament voted yes for the Baath nomination where a general referendum took place, with 97,29 percent, His Excellency won the presidency.

 One July 17th, 2000, His Excellency took the constitutional oat and delivered a landmark speech.

On the 20th of June, 2000, President elect- Dr. Bashar Assad, encouraged by the sincere affection of the Syrian people demonstrated during the funeral of the late President Hafez Assad expressed hop Syria would manage to confront all future challenges and difficulties.

 “Comrades, there are solemn missions waiting and grand challenges facing; and we will all, God willing, be as responsible as this historic responsibility be,’’

 “ We shall confront challenges and will go together through your trust, love and support for the sake of the accomplishing of these missions and surpassing those challenges ,’’ Dr. Bashar Al-Assad told the 9th Congress of the Baath Party in his first ever address since his public entry into to the political life after the death of his father.

On the 11th of July, 2000, Speaker of the Peoples’ Assembly Abdul Qader Qaddoura  announced Lt. Gen. Bashar Al-Assad President of the Syrian Arab Republic for a seven years term. The declaration came during the extraordina