Hussein Arnous

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Hussein Arnous
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68th Prime Minister of Syria
Assumed office
30 August 2020
Acting: 11 June 2020 – 30 August 2020
PresidentBashar al-Assad
DeputyAli Abdullah Ayyoub
Preceded byImad Khamis
Minister of Water Resources
In office
26 November 2018 – 30 August 2020
Preceded byNabil al-Hassan
Succeeded byTammam Raad
Minister of Public Works and Housing
In office
9 February 2013 – 26 November 2018
Preceded byYasser Sebaei
Succeeded bySuhail Abdul Latif
Personal details
Born1953 (age 67–68)
Al-Tah, Idlib, Syrian Republic
Political partyBa'ath Party
Other political
affiliations
National Progressive Front
Alma materUniversity of Aleppo (BS)

Hussein Arnous (Arabic: حسين عرنوس‎; born 1953) is a Syrian politician who has served as Prime Minister of Syria since 11 June 2020. Arnous's appointment was announced by state media shortly after it was reported that President Bashar al-Assad had fired previous Prime Minister Imad Khamis amid a worsening economic crisis.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Arnous was born in the village of Al-Tah in the Ma'arrat al-Nu'man District, Idlib.[2] In 1978, he earned a degree in civil engineering from the University of Aleppo.

Career[edit]

After graduating from university, Arnous worked with the Idlib Engineering Syndicate. From 1992 to 2002, he managed the General Company for Roads and Bridges. In 2004, Arnous was selected to serve as executive director of the General Establishment for Road Transport. He then served as governor of Deir ez-Zor and Quneitra governorates. In 2014, Arnous was included on a list of Syrian government ministers barred from entering the United States or European Union.[3][4][5][6]

Arnous served as Minister of Public Works and Housing from 2013 until 2018[7][8] and as Minister of Water Resources since 26 November 2018.[9]

Arnous was confirmed by President Assad to be the prime minister of a new government on 31 August 2020.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Syria's Assad replaces prime minister: State media". CNBC. 2020-06-11. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  2. ^ Reuters (2020-06-11). "Syria's Assad Removes Prime Minister as Economic Hardship Grows". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  3. ^ "EU Targets Ministers, UAE Firm in Latest Syria Sanctions | Voice of America - English". www.voanews.com. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  4. ^ "Assad Dismisses Prime Minister". The Syrian Observer. 2020-06-12. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  5. ^ "Syria Designations". www.treasury.gov. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  6. ^ "Treasury Sanctions Syrian Regime Officials and Supporters". www.treasury.gov. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  7. ^ "Ministry of public works and Housing | Eng. Hussein Arnous meets the Iranian delegation participating in the reconstruction exhibition of Syria". mopwh.gov.sy. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  8. ^ "Syria's Assad dismisses prime minister as economic crisis grows". La Prensa Latina Media. 2020-06-11. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  9. ^ "Syria's Assad removes prime minister as economic hardship grows". Reuters. 2020-06-11. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
  10. ^ AFP, French Press Agency- (2020-08-30). "Syria's Assad designates new government headed by PM Arnous". Daily Sabah. Retrieved 2020-09-03.