Qatar’s Emir replaces foreign minister in Cabinet shakeup

In a major shuffle, Qatar has consolidated its Cabinet, combining some of the country’s 18 ministries, dropping some ministers altogether and assigning others to different titles, according to QNA.

Foreign minister Dr. Khalid Al Attiyah was replaced with Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, who is being promoted from his previous position as assistant foreign minister for international cooperation affairs.

The 35-year-old had held the position since January 2014, according to the ministry’s website.

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