Qatar emir appoints Al-Kuwari finance minister in reshuffle

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DUBAI, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has appointed Ali Bin Ahmad Al-Kuwari as finance minister in a authorities reshuffle, in keeping with an announcement issued by the emiri court docket on Tuesday, following the earlier minister’s arrest in May.

Al-Kuwari had been serving as commerce and trade minister and as appearing finance minister earlier than the reshuffle.

His predecessor in the finance ministry, Ali Sherif al-Emadi, was arrested over embezzlement allegations and stripped of his duties in May. Reuters has beforehand been unable to contact him whereas he’s in police custody.

Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Alison Williams, Editing by Timothy Heritage

Night scene of the skyline of Doha with towers are seen at Al Dafna Area in Doha, Qatar, October 20, 2019. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon/File Photo