Abdelaziz bin Khalifa Al Thani

Abdelaziz bin Khalifa Al Thani
Born 1948
Full name
Abdelaziz bin Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani
House House of Thani
Father Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani
Mother Amna bint Hassan Bin Abdulla Al-Thani
Religion Islam
Styles of
Sheikh Abdelaziz
Reference style His Excellency
Spoken style Your Excellency
Alternative style Sir

Abdelaziz bin Khalifa bin Hamad bin Abdullah bin Jassim bin Muhammed Al Thani, GCMG (born 12 December 1948 in Rayyan near Doha) (Arabic: عبد العزيز بن خليفة)

Early life

Abdelaziz bin Khalifa is the first son of Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the 8th Emir of Qatar, and eldest child of the Emir and his 1st spouse, Sheikha Amna bint Hassan bin Abdulla Al Thani. Sheikh Abdelaziz is the elder half-brother of Hamad, the ex Emir of Qatar.[1]


Abdelaziz served as oil minister and minister of finance between 1972 and 1991.[2][3][4]


After leaving office in 1992 Abdelaziz began to live in France.[5] He was supported by 66 opposition leaders including 16 Thani in 2011.[6]

Titles, styles and honours

Titles and styles


Honorary Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George (Commonwealth, 1985)


  1. "Qatar: Government list, Ruling family and other notables" (PDF). Gulf States Newsletter. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  2. "France and Qatar: Agreement on cultural and technical co-operation"
  3. Ibrahim, Youssef M. (16 September 1980). "OPEC Oil Ministers at Odds on Pricing and Oil Production" (fee required). The New York Times. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  4. "OPEC ministers discuss ways to raise oil prices" – Kentucky New Era
  5. Thayer, Amy E.; Alfred B. Prados (29 August 2003). "The Middle East and North Africa: Political Succession and Regime Stability" (PDF). CRS Report for Congress. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  6. "Report: Qatar emir foils coup attempt amid growing tensions". Al Bawaba. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2013.

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