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HH Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani


Incumbent
Assumed office 
3 April 2007
Monarch Hamad bin Khalifa
Preceded by Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani

Born 1959
Al Mirgab Palace
Spouse(s) H.H Princess Aljohara bint Fahad Al Thani

His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Muhammad Al Thani (born 1959) is a member of the royal family of Qatar and currently the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister.

He has been the Minister of Foreign Affairs since 1992. He is the grandson of Jabr bin Muhammed Al Thani. Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the 8th Emir, who appointed him, is his 2nd cousins once removed as Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani (great-grand father Khalifa) is Jabr's brother, in although Jassim 52 year older than Jabr; he was retained in his post when the current emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (Khalifa's son) came to power in a coup in 1995. He played an important role in the overthrow of his cousin in 1995 and is close to his 2nd cousins twice removed.

On April 3, 2007, he was appointed as Prime Minister following the resignation of Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani, while continuing to serve as Foreign Minister.[1]

He has been reported to have strong connections with the US government and serves on the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Institution and chairs the International Advisory Council of the Brookings Doha Center. He has stakes in many strong businesses such as Qatar Airways and the Foreign Investment Company, Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment and The Pearl.[citation needed]

He currently has six sons and seven daughters: Jassim, Jabor, Tameem, Mohammed, Fahad, Falah, Noor, Shareefa, Lamya, Mayasah, Mariamm, Alanoud and

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References

  1. ^ "Qatar’s emir appoints new PM", Middle East Online, April 3, 2007.
Political offices
Preceded by
HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani
Prime Minister of Qatar
2007–present
Incumbent
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