Second Mustafa Mero government

The second Mustafa Mero government was the first Syrian government during the presidency of Bashar al-Assad. It was established on 13 December 2001 and lasted until 10 September 2003[1][2][3] when the President designated Muhammad Naji al-Otari to form a new government.[4]

Second Mustafa Mero government
Cabinet of the Syrian Arab Republic
Date formed13 December 2001
Date dissolved10 September 2003
People and organisations
Head of stateBashar al-Assad
Head of governmentMuhammad Mustafa Mero
Deputy head of governmentMohammad al-Hussein
Member partySyrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party and Independents
History
PredecessorFirst Mustafa Mero government
SuccessorMuhammad Naji al-Otari government


CompositionEdit

The new government was headed by Mustafa Mero, who repeated term, and formed by 33 ministers. There were 15 ministers retaining their office and 18 new ministers. There were two women: Najwa Qassab Hassan as Minister of Culture and Ghada al Jabi as Minister of Social Affairs and Labor. Five members were part of the Baathist leadership: Mero and his four deputy ministers.[5]

Second Mustafa Mero government
(13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003)
Portfolio Name Party Term of office Ref.
Prime Minister Muhammad Mustafa Mero Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Tlass Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Deputy Prime Minister for Services Muhammad Naji al-Otari Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Deputy Prime Minister Farouk al-Sharaa Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Muhammed Al Hussein Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Foreign Affairs Farouk al-Sharaa Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Finance Muhammad Al Atrash Independent 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Defense Mustafa Tlass Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Higher Education Hassan Risheh Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Local Administration Hilal Al Atrash Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Tourism Saadallah Agha al-Qalaa Independent 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform Nureddine Muna 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Education Mahmoud Sayyed 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Bassam Muhammad Rustom 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Ghassan Al Rifai Independent 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Health Muhammad Iyad Shatti 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Justice Muhammad Nabil Al Khatib Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Endowments Muhammad bin Abd al Raouf 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Irrigation Muhammad Radwan Martini 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Ghada al Jabi 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Oil and Mineral Reserves Ibrahim Haddad Independent 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Interior Ali Hammoud Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Information Adnan Omran Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Culture Najwa Qassab Hassan 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Electricity Munib Saem Dahr 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Construction Hussam Asswad 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Housing Ayman Waili 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Transport Makram Obeid Independent 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Industry Issam al-Zaim Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party – Syria Region 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of Communication and Technology Muhammad Bashir Monjed 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Haitham Dweyhi 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of State for Expatriates Affairs Nasser Qaddour 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of State for Environmental Affairs Adnan Khuzam 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of State Faissal Jawish 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of State Abdelkarim Sayyed Youssef 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
Minister of State Abdelnasser Abdelmuti Dawoud 13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Syrian Government Formed; Veteran Guards Retain Defence and Foreign Portfolios". Al Bawaba. 14 December 2001. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  2. ^ "حكومة الدكتور مصطفى ميرو (من 13كانون الأول 2001 -18 أيلول 2003)". pministry.gov.sy (in Arabic). 18 October 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2019.
  3. ^ "حكومة الدكتور مصطفى ميرو ( من 13 آذار 2000 الى 10 ايلول 2003 )". parliament.gov.sy (in Arabic). Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Profile: Mohammed Naji al-Otari". 11 September 2003. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  5. ^ Razouk Al-Ghawi (14 December 2001). "سورية: 18 وجها جديدا في حكومة محمد مصطفى ميرو الثانية". Asharq Al-Awsat (in Arabic). Damascus. Retrieved 23 December 2019.