Syria's former Prime Minister Riad Hijab, who defected to Jordan nearly two weeks ago, is now in Qatar, AFP reported Friday (August 17th).
"Mr. Hijab went to Qatar on Thursday for a three-day visit during which he will address the media to spell out his plans and his programme," Mohammed Otri, a spokesperson for Hijab, told AFP.
He said the former premier will return to Jordan at the end of his Qatar visit.
Hijab defected on August 5th after just two months in the position. He was replaced by former health minister Wael al-Halqi.
He had previously served as agriculture minister until being appointed to the premiership on June 6th.