Minister of Culture: Dr. Lubanah Mshaweh
-Born in Damascus, 1955.
-PHD in Linguistics from Paris Eighth School.
2005-2009: Head of the French Department at Damascus University.
-Head of the Spanish Department at Damascus University.
2007-2011: Head of the Interpretation at the Higher Institution of Languages.
-Member of the Arab Translators Union.
-Obtained the Palme Medal from the French government in 2006.
-Married with a son and a daughter.