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Thursday, August 9, 2012
New Prime Minister Appointed in Syria
Damascus, Aug 9 .- President Al-Assad issued Decree No. 298 appointing Dr. Wael Al-Halaki Nader president of the Syrian Council of Ministers.
Al-Halaki, who served in the cabinet as Minister of Health, is replacing Omar Ibrahim Galawanyi, Deputy Minister for Services Affairs and Minister of Local Government, who was assigned the role of interim prime minister following the resignation and desertion of Riyadh Hijab on August 6.
Born in Daraa (South) in 1964, the new minister studied medicine at Damascus University until 1991 and served as head of Syria's Medical College from 2010 until entering the government.
According to some sources, Al-Halaki is considered a person close to President Bashar al-Assad.(Prensa Latina)
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