Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar.Photo Credit: AFP

Qatar’s emir has appointed via decree a new prime minister, according to state media.

Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdelaziz Al Thani will take on the role of prime minister after Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Thani, who was also Qatar’s interior minister submitted his resignation to the emir.

Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani had earlier accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

Sheikh Khalid took the oath of office before the emir, in a ceremony also attended by Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Thani.

Qatar’s new Prime Minister previously worked in the gas industry and was educated in the United States before going on to work for Sheikh Tamim when he was the Crown Prince.