Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah

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Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah
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Minister of Defense
Assumed office
27 January 2016
Monarch Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani
Preceded by Hamad bin Ali Attiyah
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
26 June 2013 – 27 January 2016
Monarch Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani
Preceded by Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani
Succeeded by Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs
In office
1 September 2011 – 26 June 2013
Monarch Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani
Preceded by Ahmad bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud
Succeeded by Office abolished
Personal details
Born (1967-03-09) 9 March 1967 (age 50)
Doha , Qatar
Nationality Qatari
Alma mater King Faisal Air Academy
Beirut Arab University
Cairo University
Military service
Allegiance  Qatar
Service/branch Qatar Air Force
Years of service 1987–1995

Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah (Arabic: خالد بن محمد العطية‎‎, born 9 March 1967) is a Qatari politician who was Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar from June 2013 to January 2016. He has been Minister of State for Defense since January 2016.

Early life and education[edit]

Al Attiyah was born on 9 March 1967.[1] His father was the founder of the Qatar Armed Forces.[2]

He received a bachelor's degree in air science from King Faisal Air Academy in 1987 and also, a law degree from Beirut Arab University in 1993.[3] He holds a master's degree in public law (1991) and a PhD in law (2006), both of which he received from Cairo University.[3]

Career[edit]

Al Attiyah started his career as a fighter pilot and joined Qatar's air force, where he served from 1987 to 1995.[1] He left the air force and established a law firm in 1995.[3] From 2003 to 2008 he served as the President of the National Committee for Human Rights.[1][4] During the same period he also owned a law firm.[2]

Then he served as the Minister of State for International Cooperation from 2008 to 2011.[3] During his tenure he also served as acting Minister for Business and Trade.[5] In 2009, he became a member of Silatech's board of trustees.[3] He is also a member of the board of directors and chairman of the executive committee of the Diar company, and a member of the board of directors of the Qatar electricity and water company.[6]

In a cabinet reshuffle in September 2011, Al Attiyah was appointed as Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani.[7][8] On 26 June 2013, Al Attiyah was named as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in a cabinet reshuffle.[9] He replaced Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani as foreign minister.[10] The cabinet is headed by Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani.[11]

In a cabinet reshuffle on 27 January 2016, Al Attiyah was replaced as Minister of Foreign Affairs by Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.[12][13] In the same reshuffle Al Attiyah was appointed as Minister of State for Defense.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Minister of State for International Cooperation". Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2013. Clan|url=http://www.thefreelibrary.com/QATAR+-+The+Attiyah+Clan.-a0107984424%7Caccessdate=18 August 2013|work=APS Review Gas Market Trends|date=22 September 2003}}
  2. ^ a b Nasser M. Beydoun; Jennifer Baum (2012). The Glass Palace: Illusions of Freedom and Democracy in Qatar. New York: Algora. Retrieved 14 September 2013.  – via Questia (subscription required)
  3. ^ a b c d e "About Us". Sila Tech. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Al Arian, Laila (May 2004). "Arabian Peninsula". Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. 23 (4): 45. Retrieved 31 August 2013.   – via Questia (subscription required)
  5. ^ "Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah". Bloomberg. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Speakers". Brookings Institution. 2012. Archived from the original on 10 March 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Toumi, Habib (21 September 2011). "Deputy premier appointed in Qatar limited cabinet reshuffle". Gulf News. Manama. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Qatar’s crown prince reshuffles some cabinet positions, naming new Deputy PM". Doha News. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "Qatar's new Emir Sheikh Tamim unveils new cabinet". BBC. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  10. ^ Aboudi, Sami (26 June 2013). "Qatar drops influential prime minister in cabinet reshuffle". Reuters. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Qatar PM replaced in cabinet reshuffle". Albawaba. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013. 
  12. ^ a b Asa Fitch; Summer Said (27 January 2016). "Qatar Reshuffles Cabinet, Appointing New Foreign and Defense Ministers". The Wall Street Journal. Dubai. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Qatar emir names new foreign minister in cabinet reshuffle". The National. Doha. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 28 January 2016. 

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