Syria forms new Government, keeps top posts unchanged

The Syrian Cabinet is made up of 29 Ministers in addition to Prime Minister Hussein Arnous.

Damascus, Aug 30 : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered the formation of a new government on Sunday, keeping top Ministers unchanged, according to the state news agency SANA.

The top unchanged Ministers include Minister of Defense Ali Abdullah Ayyoub, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, and Interior Minister Mohammad Khaled al-Rahmoun.

The Syrian Cabinet is made up of 29 Ministers in addition to Prime Minister Hussein Arnous.

On August 25, Assad ordered Arnous, Prime Minister of the previous government, to form a new government, Xinhua news agency reported.

On June 11, Assad sacked former Prime Minister Emad Khamis and named Arnous, also Minister of Water Resources, as the acting Prime Minister.

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According to Syrian law, the formation of a new government follows the parliamentary elections which took place in July.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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