DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar’s prime diplomat was sworn in because the nation’s prime minister on Tuesday, changing one other member of the royal household who had held the submit since 2020, state information reported.
The Qatar Information Company says Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani was sworn in as the brand new head of presidency, with out offering additional particulars.
Qatar’s ruling emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, appoints the holders of prime workplaces, often from members of the royal household. As in different Gulf Arab nations, politics is basically confined to the royal household and developments are not often aired in public.
Sheikh Mohammed has served as overseas minister since 2016 and was the general public face of Qatar because it navigated a 3 1/2-year financial boycott by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt that only came to an end in January 2021.
He replaces Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, who had served as prime minister and inside minister — accountable for home safety — since 2020. He was changed as inside minister on Tuesday by Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
Gasoline-rich Qatar, one of many wealthiest nations on earth, supported Islamist teams throughout the area throughout and after the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, bringing it into battle with its Gulf Arab neighbors, who view such teams as a risk to hereditary rule.
Relations have improved during the last two years. The rulers of Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt visited Qatar because it hosted soccer’s World Cup final yr.