HH the Emir appoints new ministers
HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has consolidated Qatar’s Cabinet in a major shuffle. He has combined some of the country’s 18 ministries, assigning some ministers to different titles.
Foreign minister Dr. Khalid Al Attiyah will now have the position of state minister for defence affairs. Former assistant foreign minister for international cooperation affairs, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, succeeds him as foreign minister.
With the appointment of Dr. Hanan Al Kuwari, managing director of Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar’s cabinet also has a new female minister. She replaces Abdullah bin Khalid al Qahtani as Minister for Public Health.
It is the first major cabinet reshuffle since Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani became Emir in 2013.