Syrian President orders cabinet reshuffle

The cabinet reshuffle came in light of the new constitution and after the election of a new Parliament.

Updated: Jun 23, 2012, 18:02 PM IST

Damascus: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered a cabinet shake-up on Saturday, keeping three major portfolios unchanged, namely, the ministers of defence, foreign affairs and interior, while assigning an opponent as the minister of domestic trade.
The cabinet reshuffle came in light of the new constitution and after the election of a new Parliament.
According to a presidential decree broadcast by the Syrian Television, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, Minister of Interior Mohammed Ibrahim al-Shaar and Minister of Defense Dawood Rajaha, will remain at their posts.

ANI