NO. 42



Qatari Ruler Appoints New Government; Energy Minister Retains His Post

The new Ruler of Qatar, Shaikh Hamad ibn Khalifah Al Thani, issued on 7 JulyAmiri Decree No. 2 of 1995 appointing a new 17-man cabinet to replace thegovernment formed on 1 September 1992. In the new cabinet, Shaikh Hamad himselfretains the post of Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces aswell as the portfolio of Minister of Defense. Shaikh Hamad also issued another...