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Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Qatar)

Qatar
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
وزارة الخارجية
Agency overview
Formed 1971
Jurisdiction Qatar and its diplomatic missions worldwide
Headquarters Doha
Agency executive Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Website mofa.gov.qa
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Qatar

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Arabic: وزارة الخارجية‎) is the ministry responsible for handling Qatar's external relations and diplomatic efforts, including the maintenance of its diplomatic missions across the globe.[1] The former minister is Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani.[2]

History

Qatar was a part of the Ottoman Empire until the end of World War I, at which point it became a protectorate under British rule. After achieving full independence from the United Kingdom in 1971, the Qatari government established an independent foreign ministry.[1][3]


See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Ministry of Foreign Affairs". english.mofa.gov.qa. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs". english.mofa.gov.qa. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Historical Note". english.mofa.gov.qa. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar. Retrieved 3 May 2012. 


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