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Word from the Ambassador

As an ambassador of the State of Qatar, I am delighted that the state  has  gone  a long way in the construction, modernization and securing  the future of Qatari citizens, especially youth and women and achieved a quick and qualitative leap in the field of legal, administrative, economic, social and cultural development. Italy is an ancient country that is rich culturally and historically, and one of the outstanding cultures of the world. The Italian nation is known to be hospitable and creative, we are working to strengthen relations with it in various fields.

Our message and duty is to convey to Italy the glorious image of our beloved country Qatar, home of ancient civilizations and the optimal example to countries opting for refined forms of modernization in all domains. In accordance with the directives of our wise leadership, we focus on principles of promoting and elevating the Qatari individual, particularly youthful generations, and reactivating the potential of Qatari people in all spheres with a view of creating a bright and prosperous future.

The Qatari Embassy posts this multi-languages website in the service of Qatari citizens in order that they get adequately acquainted with the friendly and beautiful Italy and its districts, people, culture, economy, trade and communities. It also puts this website at the disposal of the Italian citizens in order to get acquainted with the State of Qatar and features of its growth. Moreover, we hope that the Italians visit us to work in Qatar as well as tourists.

The embassy's website is a means for communication and acquaintance between the two countries and peoples. It complement our daily actions geared to upgrade mutual cooperation between our friendly countries.

In conclusion to this message, I sincerely wish Italy continuous prosperity and progress. I also hope that the fruitful cooperation between us will achieve sweeping success.     


Ambassador

Abdulaziz Ahmed Almalki Aljehani

Information: Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the State of Qatar to the Italian Republic and Non Resident Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of San Marino since 2015 .
Date of Birth: Born on 01 January 1965.

 

Academic Qualification

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics, from Saint Martins University, USA − 1988.
  • Masters degree in Political Science - University of Rome La Sapienza - 2016.

Employment History

  • Chairman of the Italian-Qatari Parliamentary Friendship Group.
  • since 2016: Vice President of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • since 2015: Ambassador (Minister Rank) of the State of Qatar to the Republic of Italy and Permanent Representative of The State of Qatar to the United Nations agencies in Rome.
    • FAO
    • IFAD
    • WFP
  • Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
  • Permanent representative of the State of Qatar to the International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property "ICCROM".
  • Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the Arab League Mission in Rome.
  • since 2015: Non Resident Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the Republic of San Marino.
  • General Commissioner of Qatar Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Fertilizer Company (QAFCO) 2011 - 2015
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Nibras Company for Electricity and Energy 2011 - 2014
  • Vice Chairman of Katara Company for Hotels & Hospitality 2002 -2014
  • General Coordinator and member of the Supreme Committee for the Climate Change Conference - COP18 2012
  • General Commissioner in the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority.
  • January 2011: Office Director of the President of the Administrative Control and Transparency Authority (rank of minister).
  • Director of the Deputy Prime Minister office And head of Amiri Diwan (rank of Undersecretary of the Ministry).
  • 2007 – 2011:  Office Director of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman Board of Directors and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum (QP).
  • 2002 – 2007: Office Director of the second Vice-President of the prime minister and Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum (QP).
  • Presidency of several committees in various sectors, public and private departments.
  • Member In multi administrative council.

Achievements

  • Prepared for the State visit of H.H. The Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of The State Of Qatar "may God preserve him" to Italy during the period of 19-20 November 2018.
  • Prepared for the official visit of H.H. The Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of The State Of Qatar "may God preserve him" to Italy during the period of 28-29 January 2016.
  • Participated in the opening of the Consulate General of the State of Qatar in Milan on 29/06/2017.
  • Participated in the opening of the military attaché of the State of Qatar in Italy on 11/05/2018.
  • Supervised the project of building the school complex in the Italian city of Macerata, which was funded by ( Qatar Fund for Development ) in the amount of 5.6 million euros and has participated in the opening ceremony of the school complex on 21/12/2019.
  • Supervised the job placement and updating the organizational structure at the Embassy of the State of Qatar to Italy.
  • Supervised the state visit to HE. Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, to the State of Qatar during the period of 20-22 /1/2020.
  • Supervised purchasing a new building for the embassy of the State of Qatar in the Italian capital, Rome, located on 50/52 Goito Street, on 27/21/2020.
  • Supervised the arrival of the assistance from the state of Qatar to Italy (12 aircraft - two field hospitals) to limit the spread of the Corona virus in the presence of HE / Luigi Di Maio - the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • Chaired the Council of Ambassadors for the Arab League in Rome from 1/3/2021 until 1/9/2021.
  • Awarded the Knight Medal, which is awarded to personalities who contribute to developing the prospects of cooperation and friendship in the Republic of San Marino on 31/03/2021.

Other Work experiences

  • Won the Abdullah Bin Hamad Al Attiyah International Energy Award in 2019 as an appreciation of his age achievements in the development of the energy industry sector in the State of Qatar.
  • Has significant professional experience spanning more than twenty-three years.
  • Member delegation of the state in a large number of meetings of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Vienna and many other countries.
  • Participated in the membership of the delegations of the state for a large number of local and international conferences and forums on energy and industry.
  • Head of the State delegations in conferences and executive councils of international organizations in Rome
    • FAO
    • IFAD
    • WFP

Training and Courses

  • Special Training Ambassadorial Role: International Law, Diplomatic and Consular Organization, Protocol and Etiquette, Foreign Policy (The Diplomatic Institute, Foreign Ministry of Qatar).
  • Leadership Skills Development Program, USA 2007.
  • High Performance Leadership, USA July 2000.
  • Induction Program, USA 1998.
  • Training for new Managers in the Field of Administration, UK 1997.
  • Professional Management, UK 1996.
  • Public Relations, UAE 1994.
  • Administrative Supervisor, Qatar1994.
  • Executive Secretary PRO, Brunei 1992.
  • Management Specialist, Brunei 1992.
  • TA - 13, Netherlands 1991..

Languages

  • Arabic (mother tongue) and English.

Marital Status

  • Married and has two sons and two daughters.