Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed, on Tuesday, the Canadian of Syrian origin, Omar Al-Ghabra, as Minister of Transport.
The official page of the Canadian Ministry of Transport announced the appointment of Al-Ghabra at its head and welcomed him, and published a summary of his work in the field of politics since he was a deputy in Parliament for Mississauga.
After his appointment, Al-Ghabra published a tweet in which he said: “I extend my thanks to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after my appointment as Minister of Transport in Canada.”
J’aimerais remercier le premier ministre @JustinRudeau pour l’honneur de ma nomination à titre de ministre des Transports du Canada.
– Omar Alghabra (@OmarAlghabra) January 12, 2021
He added in another tweet: “We have an ambitious program ahead of us. We will continue to develop the transportation system, which the whole world knows as a safe, effective and environmentally friendly system.”
The minister’s page on the “Wikipedia” encyclopedia states that he was born in the city of Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1969 to Syrian parents. He used to visit Syria in the summer before moving there to complete his university studies.