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This is the current Syrian cabinet formed by Muhammad Naji al-Otari on September 10, 2003 and reshuffled by president Bashar al-Assad in a presidential decree issued on April 23, 2009.


  • Minister of Foreign Affairs: Walid Muallem
  • Minister of Finance: Dr. Muhammed al-Hussein
  • Minister of Defense: Lt. Gen. Ali Habib Mahmud
  • Minister of Higher Education: Dr. Ghayyath Barakat
  • Minister of Local Administration: Dr. Tamer al-Hajjeh
  • Minister of Tourism: Dr. Saadallah Agha al-Qalaa
  • Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform: Dr. Adel Safar
  • Minister of Expatriates: Dr. Joseph Sweid
  • Minister of Education: Dr. Ali Saad
  • Minister of Irrigation: Nader al-Bunni
  • Minister of Economy and Trade: Dr. Amer Husni Lutfi
  • Minister of Health: Dr. Rida Said
  • Minister of Justice: Ahmad Younes
  • Minister of Endowments: Dr. Muhammed Abdel Sattar al-Sayyed
  • Minister of Social Affairs and Labor: Dr. Diala al-Hajj Aref
  • Minister of Oil and Mineral Reserves: Sufian al-Alaw
  • Minister of Interior: Major General Said Sammour
  • Minister of Information: Dr. Muhsen Bilal
  • Minister of Culture: Dr. Riyad Naasan Agha
  • Minister of Electricity: Dr. Ahmed Qusay Kayyali
  • Minister of Housing and Construction: Omar Ibrahime Ghalawenjy
  • Minister of Transport: Dr. Yaarub Bader
  • Minister of Industry: Dr. Fuad Issa al-Jouni
  • Minister of Communication and Technology: Dr. Imad Abdel Ghani Sabouni

Ministers of State

  • Minister of State for Presidential Affairs: Dr. Mansour Azzam
  • Minister of State for Administrative Development: Dr. Yussef Suleiman al-Ahmad
  • Minister of State for the Syrian Arab Red Crescent: Dr. Bashar al-Shaar
  • Minister of State for Vital Projects: Hussein Mahmoud Farzat
  • Minister of State for Population Affairs: Dr. Ghayyath Jaraatly
  • Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs: Joseph Sweid
  • Minister of State for International Relations: Hassan al-Sari
  • Minister of State for Environmental Affairs: Dr. Kawkab Al Daya

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