First Published: 2007-04-03

 
Qatar’s emir appoints new PM
 

Sheikh Hamad appointed as Qatar’s PM, will continue to hold foreign affairs portfolio in new cabinet.

 

Middle East Online

Sheikh Hamad replaces Sheikh Abdullah

DOHA - Qatar's emir on Tuesday appointed foreign minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem bin Jabr al-Thani as prime minister following the resignation of Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani, the state news agency QNA reported.

Sheikh Hamad, who also served as a first deputy premier in the outgoing cabinet, will continue to hold the foreign affairs portfolio in the new government, it said.

His appointment was announced by state media only minutes after announcing the resignation of Sheikh Abdullah.

 

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