Jordan Appoints Ambassador to Qatar

Wednesday, 17 July, 2019 - 05:15
Amman - Asharq Al-Awsat

Jordan announced on Tuesday the appointment of Zeid al-Lawzi as the Kingdom’s new ambassador to Qatar.

Amman downgraded its diplomatic representation in June 2017, a few days after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain scrapped all ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorism.

Lawzi is a senior Jordanian career diplomat and secretary general of the Foreign Ministry.

Jordan also said it had accepted Qatar’s nomination of Sheikh Saud bin Nasser bin Jasem al Thani, a member of Doha’s royal family, as ambassador to Amman.

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