Saudi King AbdullahCustodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah sent a congratulatory message on Tuesday to the new Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani. The King also conveyed the kingdom’s wishes to further strengthen relations with Qatar.

King Abdullah said in a message to Sheikh Tamim, “We are confident that you would continue the efforts made by your father for the progress and prosperity of Qatar and its people,” reported Arab News.

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani handed over power to his son, Sheikh Tamim on Jun 25 in Qatar. Along with the change in ruler, the Qatar cabinet is expected to be reshuffled by Sheikh Tamim.