On October 29th 2013 the Syrian official presidential office issued an edict exempting Dr. Qadri Jamil, the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, from his office.
The Prime Minister office mentioned in a statement released today that the exemption came "as a result of Dr. Qadri Jamil's, the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, absence from his office without prior permission and the lack of dedication to duties assigned to him as a Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and that coming while the country suffers from special circumstances.
That, however, comes in addition to his activities and meetings outside the homeland borders without coordinating with the government and overcoming institutional work and the general state structure, the presidential office decided to exempt him from his office."
Furthermore, the Minister Omran Al-Zoubi stressed that the issue with Dr. Jamil is a procedural and legal matter in the first place. Then Al-Zoubi said while on a phone call with the Syrian Arab TV that "Jamil represents an opposition party" then he continued explaining that Dr.Jamil had commented about the news about his exempting that he "wants to give his full time to his political partisan job", Al-Zoubi then concluded saying "and that's his right".
Al-Zoubi also explained that Dr. Jamil had practiced political activities that are in line with his political visions but not with his presence as a member of the government.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer