QATAR: The Emir of Qatar, HH Sheikh Hamad …announces transfer of power to Heir Apparent, Sheikh Tamim

BREAKING NEWS:

Qatar Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani informs he has decided to hand power to heir apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

The Emiri Diwan announced here today that HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani will address the Qatari nation at 8 am tomorrow Tuesday 16th Shaaban 1434 AH, corresponding to 25 June 2013 and it was decided that tomorrow will be an official holiday in the state. (QNA)

Al Jazeera has earlier reported that the Qatari emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, is due to meet members of the ruling family and prominent members of the Qatari society on Monday.

The planned meeting comes amid news about the intentions of the emir to transfer power to his heir apparent, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

There are several reports about Qatari allies having already been informed of the pending succession, but no date has been given as yet.

Sheikh Hamad has been in power since 1995. Since then, Qatar has evolved into an important player on the regional and international political scenes.

Reported by: Caye Global News, Al Jazeera

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