Damascus.- As part of the renewal in the Government of Prime Minister Imad Khamis, the governor appointed Lieutenant General Ali Abdullah Ayoub as Minister of Defense in lieu of Lieutenant General Fahed Jassem Al-Frej.
General Ayoud previously held the position of Chief of Staff of the Army and the Armed Forces.
Emad Abdullah Sara was also appointed as Information Minister, replacing Mohammed Ramez Turguman.
Sara occupied the post of Director General of the Syrian Radio and Television.
In the meantime, Mohammed Mazen Ali Yussef received the Industry portfolio as a substitute for Ahmad Al-Hamu.
Such ministerial changes constitute the first renewal in Khamis's cabinet, since its formation in June 2016. (PL)