The ambassador will be returning to Rabat, where he worked in the Qatari embassy 30 years ago, from 1989 to 1992.
Rabat – The Qatari state-owned news agency QNA has announced that the emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has appointed Fahd Ibrahim Al Hamad Al Mana as the new ambassador extraordinary to Morocco.
Al Mana had served as the head of the Qatari mission in Argentina since 2013. He also worked at the Qatari embassy in Rabat in 1989-1992.
Al Mana holds a master’s degree from the National School of Public Administration in Morocco.
— وكالة الأنباء القطرية (@QatarNewsAgency) April 29, 2019
Al Mana served in the Ministry of Public Health from 1983 to 1987, and at the Department of International Organizations and Conferences from 1987 to 1988. He also Served in the Qatari Directorate of Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1997.
The appointment followed a meeting between Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani and Qatari Attorney General Ali Bin Fetais Al Marri, during which both officials discussed how to forge more solid bilateral cooperation last week.
Previously, Abdulla Fallah Abdulla Al Dossari, appointed in 2013, served as the Qatari ambassador in Morocco.
Qatar and Morocco maintain strong diplomatic ties because the Gulf country holds special respect for the North African country, which maintained relations during Qatar’s Gulf crisis with the Saudi coalition.
Qatar highly appreciated Morocco’s neutrality in the Gulf crisis when the Saudi coalition enforced a hard blockade on it in 2017.