Minister of State: Joseph Jurji Sweid
-Born in Damascus, 1958.
- Graduated from Damascus University, Faculty of Law in 1983.
-Member of the People's Assembly in 2003.
-Member of the Foreign and Constitutional Committees.
- Minister of State in the former government.
- Secretary of the Syrian Socialist National Party.
-Minister of Expatriates in previous government.
-Married with two children.