Office of the Spokesperson
The below is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani today in Doha, Qatar. Secretary Pompeo thanked His Highness Al Thani for Qatar’s military partnership at the Al Udeid Air Base, initiatives to counter terrorism financing, and the ongoing support for Afghan peace negotiations. The Secretary and the Amir also discussed the need for working together to confront threats to stability in the region and the importance of overcoming divisions within the Gulf to further counter Iran’s malign influence. Secretary Pompeo noted growing bilateral opportunities for trade and investment as well as expanded cultural exchanges during the 2021 Qatar Year of Culture.