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Amir: US visit an important milestone QNA & The Peninsula

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Doha: Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani said in a tweet yesterday at the conclusion of his visit to the United States that it marked an important milestone of the Qatar-US partnership.

“Today we concluded our visit to the US, which marked an important milestone of the #QatarUSA partnership. It was a pleasure and an honour to meet all our friends in DC,” H H the Amir tweeted on Thursday evening.

H H the Amir left Washington DC, after a four-day official visit to the United States, yesterday. H H the Amir sent a cable to President of the US Donald Trump, expressing deep thanks and appreciation for the hospitality and the honour accorded to him and the accompanying delegation during the visit.

 H H the Amir also expressed satisfaction with his talks with US President and senior officials, which provided an opportunity for exchanging views on the most important regional and international issues of common concern and also contributed to the consolidation of bilateral relations and the strategic partnership between the two countries in various fields for the benefit of the two friendly peoples. 

During his successful official visit, H H the Amir and President Donald Trump discussed the strong bilateral strategic cooperation relations and ways of promoting and enhancing them in various fields.

The US President underlined that H H the Amir is a real leader who is highly respected in an important part of the world. The US President highlighted the role of Al Udeid Air Base and its strategic importance in the Middle East, tapping it as one of the biggest military bases in the world.

H H the Amir and the US President also witnessed the signing of agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoUs) between the two countries, at the White House. The two leaders witnessed the signing of  an agreement between Qatar Petroleum and Chevron Phillips for the development of an international petrochemical complex in the Gulf Coast of the United States, and an agreement between Qatar Airways,  and each of General Electric (GE)  and Boeing for the purchase of five Boeing 777 cargo planes and Gulfstream Aviation.

On July 8, H H the Amir and the US President attended a dinner banquet hosted by the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in honour of the Amir and the accompanying delegation. In the dinner, President Trump praised the friendship with H H the Amir. “Tamim, you’ve been a friend of mine for a long time, before I did this presidential thing, and we feel very comfortable with each other,” Trump said.

In turn, H H the Amir thanked President Trump and Treasury Secretary, stressing that the strategic relations between the two countries have witnessed a great progress recently through bilateral strategic dialogue meetings between the two friendly countries.

H H the Amir had talks with with the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, on Wednesday, at H H the Amir’s residence in Washington, DC. The meeting reviewed the strategic bilateral relations and ways of enhancing the partnership between the two countries in various fields.

H H the Amir also met with US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and his accompanying delegation, Senator at the United States Congress, Lindsey Graham, Acting Secretary of Defence, Mark T Esper, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Gina Haspel, Chairman of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Eliot Engel; Chair of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Senator James Risch; Chairman of the Armed Services Committee of the US Senate, Senator Jim Inhofe; Chairman of the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Adam Schiff among other high ranking US officials.


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