QATAR: Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani was appointed as new Prime Minister of Qatar on Tuesday after the resignation of Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
Sheikh Khalid took the oath of office before the emir, in a ceremony also attended by Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani. Sources said no reason was given for the change and it is unclear if Sheikh Abdullah remains the interior minister after stepping down as prime minister.
According to the government website “The emir issued Tuesday the emiri order number two of 2020, appointing His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani as prime minister.
The new PM previously worked in the gas industry and was educated in the United States before going on to work for Sheikh Tamim when he was the crown prince, Earlier, he served as Director of HH the Amir’s office since HH the Amir assumed the reins of power.
Born in Doha in 1968, Sheikh Khalid received his pre-university schooling in his home country before moving to the United States in 1993 from where he obtained Bachelor’s Degree in
At the beginning of his career, he worked at Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited, until 2002. He later served in the Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs between 2002 and 2006.
In March 2006, he joined the Amiri Diwan, and worked at the Office of HH the Heir Apparent.
He was then appointed as Director of the Office of the Private Secretary of HH the Heir Apparent on July 11, 2006, until he was appointed Director of the Office of HH the Heir Apparent on January 9, 2007.
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