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Sheikh Khalid has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Qatar

Sheikh Khalid has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Qatar

On 28th January 2020, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Qatar. Khalid was appointed by Qatar’s ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani through a royal decree after Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah's resignation was accepted.

Key Points:

  • Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani is a close associate of Qatar’s ruler. 
  • Qatar’s emir also selected Abdulaziz bin Faisal bin Muhammad Al Thani as the new commander of the nation’s internal security forces. 
  • Other cabinet positions such as foreign, energy, finance, defence and trade ministries remained unchanged.

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