Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani
Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United States
His Excellency Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United States of America, assumed his post in Washington, D.C., in December 2016. Prior to serving as the lead Qatari diplomat in the U.S., Ambassador Al-Thani was the Qatari Ambassador to France from November 2013 to October 2016. For three years, he dedicated his expertise and efforts to strengthening the Qatari-French bilateral relations and the EU-Qatari relations at large. Previously, Ambassador Al-Thani served as the Permeant Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations from July 2011 to October 2013. Before joining the UN Mission in NY, H.E. Al-Thani served as Ambassador of Qatar to Brussels from October 2007 to July 2011. During his time as Ambassador to Brussels, H.E. Al-Thani chaired the Qatari Mission to the EU. He also acted as the Qatari Liaison with NATO, as a member of the Qatari diplomatic mission in the Belgian capital from November 2004 to July 2007.