Assad Swears in New Ministers as Part of Minor Cabinet Shake-Up

Positions at ministries of justice, economy and trade, and administrative development filled as new heads sworn in by Syrian president on Thursday, according to government outlet SANA

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad swore in on Thursday three new ministers as part of a cabinet reshuffle, appointing Judge Hisham al-Shaar to lead the Justice Ministry.

The new appointees also included Samer al-Khalilas as head of the Economy and Foreign Trade Ministry, and Salam al-Saffaf as head of the Administrative Development Ministry.

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