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Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani

Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani (born 1959) (Arabic: عبد الله بن ناصر بن خليفة آل ثاني‎) is a Qatari politician who has been Prime Minister of Qatar since 26 June 2013. A member of the ruling family, he was Minister of State for Internal Affairs from 2005 to 2013.

Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani
Arabic: سعادة الشيخ عبدالله بن ناصر بن خليفة آل ثاني
Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.jpeg
5th Prime Minister of Qatar
Assumed office
26 June 2013
MonarchTamim bin Hamad
DeputyAhmad bin Abdullah
Preceded byHamad bin Jassim
Minister of the Interior
Assumed office
26 June 2013
MonarchTamim bin Hamad
Preceded byAbdullah bin Khalid
Minister of State for Interior Affairs
In office
15 February 2005 – 26 June 2013
MonarchHamad bin Khalifa
Prime MinisterHamad bin Jassim
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Personal details
Born1959 (age 59–60)
Doha, Qatar
Political partyIndependent
Alma materDurham Military College
Beirut Arab University

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Early life and educationEdit

He is the son of Sheikh Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. According to royal ark web site, Sheikh Abdullah is the agnatic great–grandson of Ahmed bin Muhammed Al Thani,[1] who was son of Mohammed bin Thani; Abdullah is agnatic third cousin of the former emir Hamad bin Khalifa.

Sheikh Abdullah graduated from Durham Military College, United Kingdom, in 1984 and received a bachelor's degree in police sciences.[2][3] In 1995, he also graduated from Beirut Arab University, receiving a bachelor's degree in legislation.[3][4]

CareerEdit

 
Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on December 3, 2016.

Al Thani joined the Qatari military[3] and was appointed as patrol officer at rescue police section in 1985.[5] In 1989, he was appointed as security officer for stadiums at the capital security section. Then he became assistant commander for the support brigade in the emergency police section. He was appointed as commander for special operations brigade in the special security force department and as commander for the special unit of the special security force department. On 28 December 2001, he was named assistant director for the special security force department for operations affairs. In September 2004, he was promoted to the rank of brigadier general.[3]

After serving in different posts in the government, on 15 February 2005, he was appointed Minister of State for Interior Affairs.[3][6] He was named as Prime Minister on 26 June 2013 in a cabinet reshuffle, replacing Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani in the post.[7] He was also named as Minister of the Interior in the same cabinet reshuffle, succeeding Abdullah bin Khalid Al Thani as interior minister.[8][9]

He serves as the chairman of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy.[10] A number of media outlets criticized his meeting with Fathi Hamad, a Hamas political leader, in April 2013, and speculated the risks of terrorist acts occurring at the 2022 World Cup.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Al Thani is married and has six children.[4][12]

Titles, styles and honoursEdit

Titles and stylesEdit

  • Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani (1965–1989)
  • His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani (2005–2013)
  • His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar (2013–present)

HonoursEdit

Al Thani has been awarded various honours and awards, including Legion of Honor Award on 19 November 2009.[12]

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Qatar". Royal Ark. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  2. ^ Nordland, Rod (27 June 2013). "Qatar's Emir Names New Cabinet and Premier". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e Al Khuwaylidi, Mirza (16 July 2013). "Qatar's new prime minister reports for duty". Asharq Alawsat. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Qatar's new prime minister appointed". Anadolu Agency. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  5. ^ Habib Toumi (26 June 2013). "Profile: Qatar prime minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani". Gulf News. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  6. ^ Attwood, Ed (30 June 2013). "Introducing Qatar's new Emir". Arabian Business. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Qatar PM replaced in cabinet reshuffle". Albawaba. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  8. ^ Tuttle, Robert (26 June 2013). "Qatar's Emir Tamim Forms Cabinet Lead by Bin Nasser". Bloomberg. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  9. ^ "Qatar's new PM Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani". Khaleej Times. AFP. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  10. ^ "SUPREME COMMITTEE FOR DELIVERY & LEGACY HOLDS 5TH EXECUTIVE MEETING". QFA. 6 July 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  11. ^ "UK extremists linked to Qatar World Cup bid". 2 August 2014. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani". Ministry of Interior. Archived from the original on 19 December 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2013.
Political offices
Preceded by
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani
Prime Minister of Qatar
2013–present
Incumbent