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UPDATED: 10:18, April 04, 2007
Qatar's new cabinet assumes position
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Qatar's 13-member cabinet led by the new Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor al- Thani has taken oath to assume position on Tuesday, Qatar's state news agency QNA reported.

Earlier in the day, Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al- Thani appointed Sheikh Hamad, the Foreign Minister, as the leader of the new cabinet.

The new prime minister will still hold the post of foreign minister, said QNA, citing an Emiri decree which was released several minutes after the former Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani resigned from the post.

Most key portfolios in the new cabinet, including energy, finance and interior, have remained unchanged. Sheikha Ahmed al- Mahmoud, the only female cabinet member, also retained her position as Minister of Education.

QNA has not given more details about the reason of the cabinet reshuffle.

The following is the line-up of the new cabinet:

-- Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor al-Thani, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister.

-- Abdullah Bin Hamad al-Attiyah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry.

-- Abdullah Bin Khaled al-Thani, Minister of Interior.

-- Sheikh Mohammad Bin Khaled al-Thani, Minister of State.

-- Ahmed Bin Abdullah al-Mahmoud, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

-- Yussuf Hussein Kamal, Minister of Finance and Acting Minister of Economy and Trade.

-- Hassan Abdullah al-Ghanim, Minister of Justice.

-- Sheikha Ahmed al-Mahmoud, Minister of Education.

-- Dr. Sultan Bin Hassan al-Dhabit al-Dosari, Minister of Civil Service, Housing and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs.

-- Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa al-Thani, Minister of State for Interior Affairs.

-- Faisal Bin Abdullah al-Mahmoud, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs.

-- Sheikh Abdulrahman Bin Khalifa Bin Abdulaziz al-Thani, Minister of Municipality Affairs and Agriculture.

-- Dr. Mohammad Saleh al-Sada, Minister of State for Energy and Industrial Affairs.

Source: Xinhua

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