Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Al Thani presented his credentials to become ambassador of Qatar to the United States on April 24, 2017.
Al Thani previously served as Qatari ambassador to France from November 2013 to October 2016. Prior to that, Ambassador Al Thani served as the permanent representative of Qatar to the United Nations in New York from July 2011 to October 2013, working with the U.N. to promote Qatar’s 2030 National Vision, as well as ambassador to Brussels from October 2007 to July 2011, during which time he chaired the Qatari Mission to the EU.
He was also Qatari liaison with NATO, as a member of the Qatari diplomatic mission in Brussels (November 2004-July 2007). Additional postings include the Qatari Embassy in D.C. (October 2000-October 2004) and the Qatari Mission to the U.N. (August 1998-September 2000). A career member of the Senior Foreign Service since March 2009, Ambassador Al Thani began his diplomatic career in the Department of European and American Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (May 1997-August 1998).
Ambassador Al Thani received his master’s in international relations from the American University in D.C. in 2004.
He is married with three children.
Embassy of Qatar
2555 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 274-1600
Fax: (202) 237-0061