Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Sunday ordered the creation of a new post for assistant foreign minister for regional affairs.
A decree was issued by the Gulf state's ruler to appoint Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Saleh Al-Khulaifi as Assistant Foreign Minister for Regional Affairs, the state news agency QNA reported.
Al-Khulaifi is the dean of the Law Faculty at Qatar University and is a member of several academic and professional committees, including the permanent Legislative Committee of the Qatari Council of Ministers.
Qatar gives high priority to regional issues where the Gulf country has successfully carried out mediation missions in a number of regional conflicts in recent years.
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