Qatar to appoint new foreign minister - al Jazeera TV website

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 26, 2013 7:24 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Jazeera television website said on Wednesday that Qatar will appoint a new foreign minister to replace veteran diplomat Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani following the accession of a new emir in the U.S.-allied Gulf Arab state.

The satellite channel said that current Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Muhammad al-Atiyah has been chosen for the position. The satellite channel had earlier said a new prime minister will be appointed instead of Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim.

(Reporting by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Angus MacSwan)