Middle East Economic Survey
Assad Appoints New Economy Minister And Head Of SPC
Syrias President Bashar al-Assad issued presidential decree No 39 on 18 January appointing Lamia Murii Assi as Minister of Economy and Trade. Ms Assi was formerly Assistant Finance Minister for Technology Affairs, and replaces Amer Hussni Lutfi as minister. In presidential decree No 40, issued the same day, Dr Lutfi was appointed as Chairman of the State Planning Commission (SPC)....