Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani

Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani is a member of Al Thani family, and has been the Deputy Prime Minister and Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs since 27 January 2016

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Arabic: وزارة الخارجية ‎) is the ministry responsible for handling Qatar’s external relations and diplomatic efforts, including the maintenance of its diplomatic missions across the globe. The current minister is Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.

History of the Ministry

In 1969, decree law No 11 for 1969 on the establishment of a department for foreign affairs was issued. In 1970, the sections of the department were set up by the decision No 8 for 1970.

In 1971, a law was issued to establish the ministry of foreign affairs in which the department of foreign affairs was to be incorporated. The issue of law No 26 followed it in December 1971 on the diplomatic and consular corps system, and on designating the diplomatic missions to include embassies, commissions, consulates and the offices of the permanent delegation of the State of Qatar abroad.

Laws on organizing the ministry of foreign affairs, assigning its functions and outlining its organizational chart followed in succession. A law in 1976 and the law No 13 for 1993 were issued to organize the ministry of foreign affairs.

In light of the developments taking place on the international arena, a new law was issued in 2005 to define the functions of the ministry of foreign affairs as follows:

  • Highlight the State of Qatar, its values and polices, while protecting the country’s interests abroad.
  • Propose foreign policy plans and work to implement them in coordination with concerned agencies in the state.
  • Establish contacts and conduct talks in preparation to conclude agreements and conventions; and take the required actions with regard to their conclusion, implementation and supervision.
  • Conduct contacts with the Qatari ministries and authorities, foreign governments and their diplomatic missions and the regional and international organizations.
  • Draft and propose Qatar’s foreign policy to H.H. the Emir for approval.
  • Organizes the diplomatic and consular representation with Arab and foreign countries, and regional and international organizations.
  • Protect and represent the interests of Qatar and its people abroad.

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