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Qatar announces mini cabinet reshuffle

Through an Amiri Order, two new ministers and an attorney general have been appointed in the mini cabinet reshuffle.

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Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued an Amiri Order on Thursday. With this, the Qatari Emir has appointed two new ministers and an attorney general. The mini cabinet reshuffle came as the second in a month and a half.

According to the Amiri Order issued by the Amiri Office, Masoud Al Ameri has been appointed as the new Minister of Justice. Prior to his new post, Al Ameri had served as the head of the criminal and civil departments of the Qatar Court of Cassation.

During Al Ameri’s presidency of the Court of Cassation and the Supreme Judicial Council, the Qatari judicial system has experienced a series of developments. The first Qatari female judge and assistant judge had been appointed during his tenure.

The order also finalized that the Minister of Municipality and Environment Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie would assume the duties of Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs. Turki Al Subaie was appointed as the Minister of Municipality and Environment back in 2018.

Additionally, Sheikh Tamim appointed Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi as attorney general in a separate Amiri Order. Before this, he served as the Minister of Justice and Minister of Cabinet Affairs.

In this way, Al Nuaimi’s posts were allocated between the two high government officials.

Meanwhile, Dr. Issa bin Saad assumed his new post by taking an oath before the Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim on Thursday morning.

Al Ameri also took the oath at a ceremony held at the Amiri Diwan where the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani and the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani were present.

Last month, Qatar witnessed another mini cabinet reshuffle. Finance Minister Al Amedi was dismissed from the post following the Public Prosecution had ordered the arrest of him over corruption charges. His duties were assumed by the Trade and Industry Minister, Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari.

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