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Emir Holds Talks With Senior Adviser To US President

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Emir H H Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held a meeting with Senior Adviser to the US President, Jared Kushner, Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations, Jason Greenblatt; Deputy National Security Adviser, Dina Powell; and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs, Tim Lenderking.at the Emiri Diwan.

The meeting involved various issues of mutual interest including the Mideast peace, the improvement of the humanitarian situation and living conditions in Gaza Strip, and the exerted efforts to establish peace and its importance in combating terrorism.

Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, and his team met Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, then flew to Doha to meet the Emir in Qatar, the state news agencies of the two countries said late on Tuesday.

In Doha, Emir and the envoys discussed “the improvement of the humanitarian situation and living conditions in Gaza Strip,” Qatar state news agency QNA reported.

Bin Salman and the official talked about ways to achieve “a real and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians” and stability in the wider Middle East and beyond, the Saudi state news agency SPA said.

The trip of US diplomats is a part of a regional tour which includes meetings with the leaders of the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

The US delegation planned to meet regional leaders to discuss a “path to substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks”, a White House official said at the time.

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