|67th Prime Minister of Syria|
3 July 2016
|Preceded by||Wael Nader al-Halqi|
|Minister of Electricity|
14 April 2011 – 3 July 2016
|Prime Minister||Adel Safar
Riyad Farid Hijab
Wael Nader al-Halqi
|Preceded by||Ahmad Qusay Kayyali|
|Succeeded by||Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli|
|syrian prime minister|
|Born||(1961-08-01) 1 August 1961
|Political party||Ba’ath Party|
|National Progressive Front|
|Alma mater||Damascus University|
Imad Mohammad Deeb Khamis (Arabic: عماد محمد ديب خميس) is a Syrian politician who has been Prime Minister of Syria since 2016. Previously he was Minister of Electricity from 2011 to 2016.
Early life and education
Khamis was born in Saqba near Damascus on 1 August 1961. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Damascus in 1981.
Career of Imad Khamis
Khamis was assigned to the management of a number of departments in the General Organization for the distribution and investment power from 1987 to 2005. He was Director General of the General Company for Electricity province of Damascus from 2005 to 2008. He was appointed Director-General of the Public Corporation for the distribution and investment power in 2008.
The European Union sanctioned Khamis due to his alleged role in using the electric cuts as a way of repressing Syrian people on 24 March 2012.
Premier Khamis, Speaker Sabbagh meet Russian parliamentary delegation
Damascus, SANA 14 April، 2018– Prime Minister Imad Khamis said that the government will provide all necessary facilitations to increase economic cooperation between Syria and Russia.
Khamis remarks came during a meeting held Saturday with the Russian parliamentary delegation visiting Syria, headed by the governor of Khanty-Mansiysk Region, Natalya Komarova.
The premier discussed with the delegation means of strengthening cooperation in various fields including economy, investment, education, training and tourism.
He encouraged the Russian businessmen and investors to participate in the reconstruction stage and launch projects in Syria, pointing out that the government will provide all facilitates to induce a real shift in the economic cooperation through establishing the Syrian-Russian High Joint Committee and increase cooperation between businessmen in both countries.
He clarified that the tripartite US-British-French aggression came in retaliation for the victories achieved by Syria and its allies in the fight against terrorism.
For her part, Komarova congratulated the Syrian people and leadership over victories achieved against terrorism and the restoration of security and stability to the various areas in the country.
Karamova said that the distinguished relationship between the Syria and Russia is promoting peace in the world, pointing out to the need for revitalizing the economic relations between the two countries and increasing the contribution of the private sector in this cooperation.
The Russian delegation also met Speaker of the People’s Assembly Hammoudeh Sabbagh, who asserted that the US-British-French aggression is built on false pretenses and is a flagrant violation of international norms and accords and of the freedom and independence of peoples.
Sabbagh said the delegation’s visit serves to strengthen the deep-rooted relations between Syria and Russia, thanking Russia’s leadership, government, and people for their support for Syria.
Khamis is married and has three children