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H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Khulaifi

Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

HE Dr. Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Saleh al-Khulaifi was appointed Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by Amiri Decree No. 5 of 2023.

The Minister of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs supervises the implementation of political, regional and international files related to mediation and dispute settlement.

Prior to that, Dr. Al-Khulaifi held the position of Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for Regional Affairs under Amiri Decree No. 10 of 2022. He also worked as Dean of the Faculty of Law and associate professor of law at the Faculty of law, Qatar University before joining the Ministry. He obtained a BA in Law from Qatar University, as well as an MA and a PhD in Law from the University of California - Berkeley, USA. He has a number of publications and scientific research in the field of law.

Dr. Al-Khulaifi has joined several State councils and committees, including the Board of Directors of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, the Board of Directors of the Qatar Financial Markets Authority, the Board of Directors of Doha’s International Center for Interfaith Dialogue, the Permanent Committee on the international Law of the Sea in the Ministry and, the Permanent Committee on Legislative Affairs at the Council of Ministers.

Prior to assuming this position, Dr. Alkhulaifi served as a legal advisor to His Excellency Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar in 2018, and Agent of the State of Qatar before the International Court of Justice in The Hague in 2018. He also served as a lawyer before the Qatari Court of Cassation, and an adjudicator at the Qatar Financial Center Regulatory Authority in 2017.