Qatar’s Amir in US Tues. to discuss cooperation, regiona developments

DOHA, The Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani will be visiting the US on Tuesday where he will be expected to meet with President Donald Trump, discussing a number of paramount issues and ways to enhance ties.

The meeting between Sheikh Tamim and President Trump would also try to focus on ways to contain the situation in the region to ensure its stability and security.

Future scenarios, in case of an eruption of a conflict, might be on the table of discussions.

The Qatari Amir is expected to meet various US administration officials and members of congress to sign agreements within the defense, energy, investment, and air cargo domains.

The commercial exchange between the US and Qatar exceeded USD 125 billion after 50 years of strong and solid relationship. The White House announced the visit of Sheikh Tamim back in June.

April of last year saw Sheikh Tamim in the White House where he met with President Trump, delivering statements reflecting Qatar’s commitment to the fight against terrorism and radicalization.

Sheikh Tamim affirmed the strong defense cooperation linking the two nations especially in the region, expressing hopes that the two countries would continue to bolster defense ties.

The Qatari Amir in the previous visit went to the United States Central Command (CENTCOM) Tampa, Florida, holding various meetings on bolstering security and defense cooperation.

Trump in the previous visit warmly welcomed the Qatari leader, praising the popularity of the Arab Gulf leader amongst his people.

The US President also commended the strategic ties with Qatar, expressing hopes that the two nations would work further to counter terrorism.

The previous meeting focused on developing strategic ties as well as discussions on recent regional and international developments back then.

Trump and Sheikh Tamim met on May 5, 2017 in the Saudi capital Riyadh, discussing issues of similar nature.

Prior to the Trump Presidency, Sheikh Tamim met on February 2, 2015 with then President Barack Obama, discussing a range of issues pertaining to cooperation and strategic ties.

Source: Kuwait News Agency