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Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim orders cabinet shift

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani reshuffled a number of ministerial positions in a decision released on Tuesday.

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In a decision released on Tuesday, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani reshuffled a number of ministerial positions.

The latest appointments, which include two more women, bring the total number of women in Qatar’s cabinet to three.

Ali bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari is now the Gulf state’s finance minister, just months after stepping in as interim minister following the arrest of his predecessor Ali Shareef Al-Emadi on corruption charges in May.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al-Abdullah Al Thani, Qatar’s new finance minister, has been named Minister of Commerce and Industry.

Minister of Education and Higher Education Buthaina bint Ali Al-Jabr Al-Nuaimi was appointed.

Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad bin Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani was named Minister of Culture, while Sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani was named Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

Dr. Ali bin Saeed bin Smaikh Al Marri will be Qatar’s new Minister of Labour, while Mohammed bin Ali bin Mohammed Al-Mannai will be the Minister of Communications and Information Technology.

According to the Amiri decree, Mariam bint Ali bin Nasser Al-Misnad, who has substantial experience in Qatar’s social services sector, would now serve as Minister of Social Development and Family.

Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Yousef Al-Sulaiti will be the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs.

Meanwhile, Jassim bin Saif bin Ahmed Al Sulaiti will stay Minister of Transport, while Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali will remain Minister of Sports and Youth.

Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Subaie will continue to serve as Qatar’s Minister of Municipality, while Ghanem bin Shaheen bin Ghanem Al-Ghanim will serve as Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs.

The revisions had no impact on the Ministry of Interior Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Health.

The Amiri Decree states that it will be put into effect as soon as it is issued and published in the Official Gazette.

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