Ambassador from Qatar: Who Is Mohammed Abdullah Mutib Al Rumaihi?

Monday, June 04, 2012
The new ambassador to the United States from the Persian Gulf oil emirate of Qatar is a former career military officer turned diplomat since 2001. Born in 1956, Mohammed Bin Abdullah Bin Mutib Al Rumaihi graduated from the St. Cyr Military Academy in Coëtquidan, France, in 1980, and completed various officer training courses, mainly for artillery officers, in France and Pakistan, between 1981 and 1988.
Al Rumaihi was an officer in the Qatar military from 1980, when he was commissioned as a lieutenant, until 2001, when he retired as a major general, closing out his career as director of the joint Qatari-French Sagr al-Khaleej military exercise in 2001. Along the way, he served as an artillery brigade commander starting in 1982, an artillery battalion commander beginning in 1986, and a corps artillery commander starting in 1992.
Al Rumaihi transitioned from war to diplomacy by becoming an ambassador at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2001. The following year, he was named ambassador to France, resident in Paris with concurrent representation to Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg and the European Union. Since 2003, Al Rumaihi has been assistant foreign minister for Follow Up Affairs. As head of the Permanent Committee for Organizing Conferences, he is responsible for organizing and attending international conferences on behalf of Qatar.
Al Rumaihi is married, and has four sons and three daughters. He is fluent in Arabic, French and English.
-Matt Bewig


Can you please help me? I am Dennis Deats S. Santos, a Filipino. I need to reach MOFA Assistant Minister Al-Rumaihi to send him my special message. I would like to seek his help with regards to the 2-year employment ban on expatriate who exited Qatar. He knows me by face because he always see me before in Sheraton Doha Hotel where I worked as Doorman/Valet parking. I always valet park his car. I want to come back to Qatar as soon as possible to apply for another job. I am the only one supporting my family and my mother who is sick just depend on my financial support for her medication. I would like to ask him a special consideration on the 2-year ban so I can come back to Qatar right away to get a job. Hope you can help me in this regard. I will appreciate it. Thanks.

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