Adnan Abdo al-Sukhni

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Adnan Abdo Al Sukhni
عدنان عبدو السخني
Minister of Industry
Assumed office
16 August 2012
PresidentBashar Assad
Prime MinisterWael Al Halaqi
Personal details
Born1961 (age 57–58)
Political partySyrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party
Alma materUniversity of Charles

Adnan Abdo Al Sukhni (Arabic: عدنان عبدو السخني‎; born 1961) is a Syrian politician who has been serving as industry minister since August 2012.


Sukhni was born in Aleppo in 1961.[1] He received a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Charles in the Republic of Czechoslovakia.[1]


Sukhni served at Syria's People's Assembly for three terms.[2] From 2010 to 2012, he was the governor of Raqqa Governorate.[2] He was appointed industry minister to the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Wael Al Halaqi on 16 August 2012.[3][4]


On 15 October 2012, Sukhni was added to the European Union's sanction list on the grounds that as a cabinet minister, he "shares responsibility for the regime’s violent repression against the civilian population."[5]

On 16 May 2013, the United States Treasury Department designated four senior Syrian officials, including Sukhni, for "backing the regime of Bashar Assad in suppressing people or involvement in terrorism."[6][7][8]


  1. ^ a b Alexandra Valiente (16 August 2012). "President al-Assad Issues Two Decrees Nominating 3 Ministers". Syria 360 (SANA). Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Minister of Industry: Adnan Abdo al-Sukhni". SANA. Retrieved 9 February 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Besieged Syrians in 'horrific' spot as kidnappings continue in Lebanon". CNN. 16 August 2012. Archived from the original on 2 September 2012. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Syria decides new government line-up". Ahram Online. Reuters. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 944/2012". EU Official Journal. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  6. ^ "US sanctions Syrian officials, blacklists chief of extremist group". KUNA. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  7. ^ US blacklists four Syrian ministers, Nusra leader Asian Tribune 18 May 2013
  8. ^ Jeremy M. Sharp; Christopher M. Blanchard (6 September 2013). "Armed Conflict in Syria: Background and U.S. Response" (PDF). Congressional Research Service. Retrieved 14 September 2013.