On 28 January 2020, Qatar’s ruler appointed a new prime minister, replacing veteran Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
According to an emiri decree, Qatar’s ruler, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, appointed Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani as the new Prime Minister.
The new Prime Minister previously worked in the gas industry and was educated in the US before going on to work for Sheikh Tamim.
Sheikh Khalid will also hold the post of interior minister, the emir’s office said. No reason was given for the change and it is unclear if Sheikh Abdullah remains the interior minister after the new appointment.