Sullivan, Qatar’s Amir discuss “important” bilateral, regional issues

WASHINGTON, U.S. Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan met with Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani during which they discussed a range of “important bilateral and regional issues, including Syria,” it was announced Tuesday.

State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement that Sullivan and Sheikh Tamim “addressed the urgent need to resolve the Gulf dispute to enable the U.S. to work together with a united GCC to promote regional security and stability, and stand against Iran’s dangerous activities.” “On counterterrorism, (Sullivan) commended Qatar’s recent public announcement of terrorist designations and affirmed the U.S. commitment to working with all GCC partners to ensure designations are fully enforced,” she stressed.

Finally, Sullivan “extended the United States’ appreciation to the Amir for Qatar’s longtime friendship and strategic partnership with the U.S.,” she remarked.

Source: Kuwait News Agency