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President al-Assad appoints 3 Ministers and new Aleppo Governor

President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday issued Decree No. 309 for 2012 nominating Dr. Adnan Abdo al-Sukhni as Minister of Industry, Najm Hamad al-Ahmad as Minister of Justice and Sa’ad Abdel-Salam al-Nayef as Minister of Health.

Minister Sukhni was born in Aleppo in 1961. He holds PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Charles in the Republic of Czech.

He was elected as a member in the People’s Assembly in the seventh, eighth and ninth legislative terms, and he has been the Governor of Raqqa province since 2010. He is married with seven children.

Minister of Justice Najm Hamad al-Ahmad was born in Aleppo in 1969. He got a degree in law in 1991 and three diplomas in general law, administrative law and administrative sciences from the University of Damascus and the University of Ain Shams in Egypt. He holds a PhD in law from the University of Ain Shams.

He chaired the judicial reform committee which was formed on May 17th, 2011 with the aim of drafting an integrated strategy to reform jurisdiction.

He also chaired the committee which was formed on May 5th, 2011 aimed at drafting a resolution on general elections.

Minister of Health Sa’ad Abdel-Salam al-Nayef was born in Alepo in 1959. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Aleppo University in 1982. He got the colloquium certificate in 1986 as a specialist doctor. He is married with three children

President al-Assad also issued Decree No. 310 for 2012 on appointing Mohammad Waheed Aqqad as Governor of Aleppo.

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