Mohammad al-Hussein

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Mohammad al-Hussein
محمد الحسين
Minister of Finance
In office
18 September 2003 – 2011
PresidentBashar Assad
Prime MinisterMohammad Naji Al Otari
Preceded byMohammad Al Atrash
Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs
In office
13 December 2001 – 10 September 2003
PresidentBashar Assad
Prime MinisterMuhammad Mustafa Mero
Preceded byKhalid Raad
Member of the Regional Command of the Syrian Regional Branch
In office
21 June 2000 – 8 July 2013
Personal details
Political partySyrian Regional Branch of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party

Mohammad al-Hussein (Arabic: محمد الحسين‎) is a Syrian economist and politician who is a member of the Ba'ath Party. He served in different cabinet positions.


Hussein holds a PhD in economy, which he received from a university in Romania.[1]


Hussein started his career in the public sector and worked for a long time there.[2] He also served as an economy professor at Aleppo University.[3] Then he became a member of the Baath Party's ruling regional command.[1][2] In addition, he served as the head of the party's committee of economic affairs.[1] In 2000, he became a member of the party's central committee.[4][5]

On 13 December 2001, Hussein was appointed deputy prime minister for economic affairs in the cabinet headed by then prime minister Mohammad Mustafa Mero.[6] Hussein replaced Khalid Raad as deputy prime minister.[7] Hussein's term lasted until 2003. In September 2003, he was appointed finance minister, replacing Mohammad Al Atrash.[8][9][10] The cabinet, formed on 18 September 2003, was headed by then prime minister Mohammad Naji Al Otari.[1][11] Hussein retained his post in the cabinet reshuffles of 2006 and 2009.[12][13] However, his tenure ended in 2011.[14]


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  3. ^ Bar, Shmuel (2006). "Bashar's Syria: The Regime and its Strategic Worldview" (PDF). IPS. Retrieved 12 March 2013.
  4. ^ Bruce Maddy-Weitzman (2002). Middle East Contemporary Survey, Vol. 24, 2000. The Moshe Dayan Center. p. 558. ISBN 978-965-224-054-5. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  5. ^ Moubayed, Sami (July 2005). "Syria: Reform or Repair?" (PDF). Arab Reform Bulletin. 3 (6). Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Syria". The Wednesday Report. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  7. ^ "Profile - Dr. Mohammed Al Hussain". APS Review Downstream Trends. 15 April 2002. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Syria". MEDEA. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Events in September 2003". Rulers. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  10. ^ "New cabinet formed in Syria". Albawaba. 18 September 2003. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Syria's PM appoints new cabinet". BBC. 18 September 2003. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  12. ^ "Major cabinet reshuffle". Wikileaks. 13 February 2006. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  13. ^ "President Assad's Cabinet Reshuffle". Wikileaks. 29 April 2009. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Tax system performance in Syria". Bara. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014.CS1 maint: Unfit url (link)