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New Permanent Representative of Qatar Presents Credentials
(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service.)
The new Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations, Meshal Hamad Mohamed Jabr Al-Thani, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Mr. Al-Thani joins the United Nations following seven years at the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Brussels, Belgium, where he has served as Ambassador since 2007.
Since beginning his diplomatic career in 1997, Mr. Al-Thani has worked for the Department of European and American Affairs, a branch of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar (1997-1998) and the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the United Nations (1998-2000). He also worked at Qatar’s Embassy to the United States in Washington, D.C. (2000-2004). Also, since 1997, Mr. Al-Thani has participated in a wide range of regional and international conferences.
He received a Master of Arts degree in international relations from American University, in 2004, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from Huron University USA in London, in 1996. He is fluent in Arabic and English.
Born in Qatar on 7 September 1975, Mr. Al-Thani is married with three children.
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