June 26, 2013 / 11:25 AM / 5 years ago

Qatar to appoint new foreign minister - al Jazeera TV website

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Jazeera television website said on Wednesday that Qatar will appoint a new foreign minister to replace veteran diplomat Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani following the accession of a new emir in the U.S.-allied Gulf Arab state.

The satellite channel said that current Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Muhammad al-Atiyah has been chosen for the position. The satellite channel had earlier said a new prime minister will be appointed instead of Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim.

Reporting by Sami Aboudi; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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