A press investigation conducted by the French “Media Part” and the English newspaper “The Guardian” revealed that the head of the Diwan of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, who was entrusted with the post of Prime Minister today, in addition to his assumption of the Ministry of Interior also may be He was involved in sports corruption cases, Including buying the rights to broadcast the World Games ’tournaments to the forces, in exchange for granting Doha the organization of this year’s edition.
Nasser Al-Khulaifi, President of the Paris Saint-Germain Club, was accused of transferring money to Papa Masata Diak, son of Lamine Diack, President of the International Athletics Federation, to purchase broadcasting rights in the MENA region, in exchange for Qatar obtaining the regulation to be held this year.
And messages showed between Baba Masata and Sheikh Khaled Al Thani, President of the Amiri Diwan, about transferring an amount of approximately $ 5 million, from which Baba Masata would receive $ 440,000 in cash.
An e-mail sent from Baba Masata to the head of the Qatari Emiri Diwan appeared, saying: Dear Sheikh Khalid, I thank you once again for the good reception and hospitality during my visit to Doha, you will find in the attachments the bank information in order to transfer $ 4.5 million, and it must be delivered as agreed upon: The amount of 440 thousand cash remains in Doha, and I will come to get it next time. With Diac stressing to transfer the amount urgently to end “matters” with the president. He is most likely his father, Lamine Diack, president of the International Athletics Federation.
Eight days after that message, “Oryx QSI”, owned by Nasser Al-Khulaifi and his brother, transferred $ 3.5 million to a company account in Senegal owned by Baba Masata Diack.
Previous leadership positions held by Khalid bin Khalifa
Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani assumed the position of Emiri Diwan on November 11, 2014, and before that he was director of Sheikh Tamim’s office since he took office.
He was born in Doha in 1968, in which he received his pre-university education, while he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the United States of America in 1993.
At the beginning of his work, he joined Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited and worked there until 2002, after which he moved to work in the office of the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002-2006).
In March 2006 he joined the Emiri Diwan at the office of the Crown Prince at the time, Tamim, and was appointed Director of the Office of the Private Secretary of Sheikh Tamim on July 11, 2006, until he took the position of Director of the Office of the Crown Prince at the time, Sheikh Tamim, on January 9, 2007.