HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani stressed that his country will not tolerate people who support and fund terrorism. He also explained that Qatar is a partner of US in fighting terrorism. the military cooperation between the two countries is strong and solid.
Emir who is currently in US, reaffirmed that Al Udeid Airbase is the heart of fighting terrorism. HH the Emir added that the Qatari-U.S. relations are strong and well established for more than 45 years, highlighting that the economic cooperation between the two countries is over $125 billion and the two countries are looking forward to double this cooperation in the coming years.
Meanwhile, Emir thanked Trump for his personal efforts and support to Qatar during the blockade, he also thanked the American people for their support to Qatar.
Speaking about the Syrian issue, the emir said that Qatar and the US are working together to stop the suffering of the Syrian people. He said that “this matter has to stop immediately,” pointing out that the two countries will not allow cooperation with a war criminal who killed more than half a million of his own people, so this matter should end immediately.
Trump had welcomed Emir and his accompanying delegation at the beginning of the meeting, and spoke about the strength of the personal relationship between him and HH the Emir even before the U.S. president entered the world of politics.
HH the Emir of Qatar “is very popular in his country” and “his people love him,” HE the U.S. president said, stressing the strength of strategic relations between Qatar and the United States and the continuous and excellent cooperation between the two countries.
Trump informed that he has been working with the Emir for number of years before the counter terrorism operations, pointing out that it is important to stop the funding of terrorism in the region, especially in countries that are related to the United States, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other countries.
Both the sides discussed bilateral relations during the meeting and means to develop the same, especially in expanding cooperation in economy, investment and the military and defense fields.
HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani attended a working lunch hosted by HE President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, at the White House on Tuesday.
Various issues of common interests and latest developments of the Gulf crisis were discussed during the working lunch. Their Excellencies members of the official delegation accompanying HH the Emir attended the working lunch.
On the U.S. side, HE Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, attended the working lunch along with a number of Their Excellencies ministers and senior officials.