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Posted On: 29 January 2020 02:30 pm
Updated On: 1 February 2020 08:54 am

H.E Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani: Qatar's new Prime Minister

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His Excellency (H.E) Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani is Qatar's new Prime Minister. He was appointed as Prime Minister on 28 January 2020 after His Highness The Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani accepted the resignation of former Prime Minister H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and issued an Amiri Decree No. (2) for the year 2020.

Along with the position of Prime Minister, H.E. Sheikh Khalid has also taken over as the Minister of Interior .

Who's Who in Qatar: H.E Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani: Qatar's new Prime Minister
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Education

H.E. Sheikh Khalid was born in Doha in 1968. He went to school in Doha and then to the US where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1993.

Career

His early career saw him working with the Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited until 2002. After that, he joined the Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs where he served between 2002 and 2006. In March 2006, he was appointed by the Amiri Diwan, and worked at the Office of H.H. the Heir Apparent (H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was the Amir at the time and H.H. Sheikh Tamim was the Heir Apparent), on 11 July 2006, he became the Director of the Office of the Private Secretary of H.H. the Heir Apparent and on 9 January 2007, he was promoted to Director of the Office of H.H. the Heir Apparent, a position he retained even after H.H. Sheikh Tamim became the Amir of Qatar.

Who's Who in Qatar: H.E Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani: Qatar's new Prime Minister
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Before becoming the Prime Minister, he served as the Chief of the Amiri Diwan from 11 November 2014 to 27 January 2020.

At present, H.E. Sheikh Khalid also sits on the board of the Sports and Social Activities Support Fund (Daam).

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