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UK Government looks forward to working with new Emir of the State of Qatar

UK Government looks forward to working with His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani as he assumes his new role as Emir of the State of Qatar and his new Ministerial team.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Foreign Secretary William Hague

On the announcement of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani stepping down as Emir and His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani assuming the role, The Foreign Secretary said:

I wish to thank His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani for the friendship and support that he and the people of Qatar have offered the United Kingdom under his leadership. Our relationship is stronger than ever and the British Government looks forward to enhancing them further under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

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Published 25 June 2013
Last updated 4 July 2013 + show all updates
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