19 September 2023
His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of the State of Qatar
His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani assumed his duties as Amir of the State of Qatar on 25 June 2013, following the announcement of His Highness the Father Amir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, in an address to the Qatari people, of his decision to hand over power to his Heir Apparent and the pledge of allegiance to His Highness the Amir by the Qatari people as the new Amir.
His Highness the Amir is the Head of State and the Commander-in-Chief of Qatar’s Armed Forces. He represents the State of Qatar in domestic and foreign settings.
His Highness the Amir was born on 3 June 1980. His Highness the Amir received his high school diploma from Sherborne School in the United Kingdom in 1997 and graduated from the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in the United Kingdom in 1998. His Highness the Amir was appointed as Qatar’s Heir Apparent on 5 August 2003.
Speeches and remarks by His Highness the Amir.
The Amiri Diwan is the seat of rule of the State of Qatar. It is the sovereign body and the administrative office of His Highness the Amir. It acts as a nexus between His Highness and all governmental and non-governmental bodies internally and externally. Among its manifold tasks and responsibilities, the Amiri Diwan keeps His Highness the Amir abreast of the most important developments locally and internationally, submits to him draft laws and other legislative instruments for perusal and approval, and delivers his instructions to the concerned authorities.