Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim orders limited Cabinet reshuffle

Emir appoints two new ministers and attorney general to strengthen government

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani appears via video link at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 4, 2021. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday praised his country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and called for a stronger global response to global warming as he sought to bolster Russia's international standing. (TASS Host Photo Agency Pool via AP)

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Thursday ordered a government reshuffle that included two new ministers and a new attorney general.

Sheikh Tamim appointed Masoud Al Ameri as minister of justice, Qatar's official news agency reported.

Mr Al Ameri was the president of the Supreme Judicial Council and headed the criminal and civil departments of the Court of Cassation.

Under his tenure, Qatar's judicial system underwent several developments including the appointment of the first female judge and assistant judge.

On Thursday morning, he took the oath at the Emir's offices during a ceremony attended by Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani as well as the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Abdullah Al Subaie, who is the acting minister of state for Cabinet affairs, was appointed minister of municipality and environment.

Sheikh Tamim also issued another order to appoint Issa bin Saad Al Nuaimi as attorney general.

"Before His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Dr Issa bin Saad Al Nuaimi took the oath as Attorney General at the Emiri Diwan this morning," reports said.

Mr Al Nuaimi previously held the position of minister of development, labour and social affairs.

He has also been secretary general of the council of ministers, and chairman of the committee for legislative affairs.