For the first time, Syria has named a female to the post of vice president. SANA reported Thursday that former minister, Dr. Najah al-Attar took the oath of office before President Bashar al-Assad at the People's Palace.
According to the report, President Assad wished Dr. Attar good luck and success in her new mission. Earlier, President Assad issued a decree nominating Najah al-Attar as Vice President.
The decree authorized Dr. Attar to follow up the implementation of the cultural policy within the frame work of President Assad's directives.