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Qatar Introduces Ministerial Changes

Earlier this month, the Emir of Qatar, H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, issued Emiri Order No. 3 of 2023, assigning some new Ministers to certain positions. Chief among them was the appointment of HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani as the new Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. His Excellency Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani was appointed as the Minister of Interior, while HE Dr Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah will act as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs. His Excellency Dr Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi also was appointed Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in a subsequent decree.

Other Ministerial positions include the following:

  1. HE Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari as Minister of Finance;
  2. HE Jassim bin Saif bin Ahmed Al Sulaiti as Minister of Transport;
  3. HE Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali as Minister of Sports and Youth;
  4. HE Dr Hanan bint Mohammed Al Kuwari as Minister of Public Health;
  5. HE Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie as Minister of Municipality;
  6. HE Saad bin Sherida Al Kaabi as Minister of State for Energy Affairs and Cabinet member;
  7. HE Ghanem bin Shaheen bin Ghanem Al Ghanem as Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs;
  8. HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Abdullah Al-Thani as Minister of Commerce and Industry;
  9. HE Buthaina bint Ali Al Jabr Al Nuaimi as Minister of Education and Higher Education;
  10. HE Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani as Minister of Culture;
  11. HE Masoud bin Mohammed Al Amri as Minister of Justice;
  12. HE Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al-Thani as Minister of Environment and Climate Change;
  13. HE Dr Ali bin Saeed bin Smaikh Al Marri as Minister of Labor;
  14. HE Mohammed bin Ali bin Mohammed Al Mannai as Minister of Communications and Information Technology;
  15. HE Maryam bint Ali bin Nasser Al Misnad as Minister of Social Development and Family;
  16. HE Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Yousef Al Sulaiti as Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Cabinet member.