Thursday, July 29, 2021
The Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, issued Emiri Resolution No. 22 of 2021, appointing Salem bin Mubarak bin Shafi Al Shafi, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Egypt.
And the Qatari Emiri Diwan said in a statement today, Thursday, that “the Emir issued an order, Salem bin Mubarak bin Shafi Al Shafi, as an extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Egypt.”
Bin Shafi Al Shafi was serving as Doha’s ambassador in the Turkish capital, Ankara, before the Qatari emir announced today his appointment as ambassador to Cairo, after the end of the Arab boycott of Doha.
Who is the new ambassador of Qatar?
Salem bin Mubarak Shafi Salem Al Shafi served as his country’s ambassador to several countries, including Turkey and Canada, and held several diplomatic positions in the Qatari Foreign Ministry.
According to the website of the Doha Embassy in Turkey, Salem bin Mubarak Shafi Salem Al Shafi obtained a master’s degree in international relations from the University of Exeter in Britain.
The website added that the newly appointed ambassador to Egypt worked from August 2005 to August 2007 in the permanent delegation of the State of Qatar in Geneva with the rank of advisor.
He then worked in the European and American Affairs Department in the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the rank of advisor until August 2008.
He served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations from August 2008 until July 2010.
From March 2011 until July 2013, he served as Qatar’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Canada. Then, in 2013, he presented his credentials to the then President of Turkey, Abdullah Gul, to be appointed as Qatar’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ankara.
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