HH the Emir, US President Review Regional, International Issues

New York/Information Office/ 19 September 2017/ HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani discussed with HE President of the friendly United States of America, Donald Trump, the regional and international issues, notably the Gulf crisis and the exerted efforts to solve it through dialogue and diplomatic means. 

At the outset of the meeting that took place Tuesday at the U.S. president's residence at Palace Hotel in New York, HE the U.S. president welcomed HH the Emir, highlighting the friendship relations that he and HH the Emir have had for long time. The U.S. president noted that there are ongoing efforts to solve the problem in the Middle East, saying that he believes it will be solved very quickly.

President Trump said the meeting touched on trade and a number of other issues and described the U.S.-Qatari relationship as tremendous, especially since the recent meeting in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which, he said, was very important and historic, noting that this relationship must be stable and adding that he looks forward to more bilateral meetings in the future.

For his part, HH the Emir described the Qatari-U.S. ties as very strong and historic, reiterating the U.S. president's earlier remark that the recent meeting in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was very important.

HH the Emir said that the State of Qatar was the first country to sign the counterterrorism agreement with the United States of America, adding that there are several bilateral agreements in the fields of trade as well as military and security cooperation.

Concerning the Gulf crisis, HH the Emir noted that there is a problem with neighboring countries and added that the efforts of the U.S. president will help a lot in finding a solution, stressing the State of Qatar's readiness and openness for dialogue.

The meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the U.N. General Assembly, reviewed cooperation ties and means of boosting them to wider horizons so as to enhance the strategic partnership between the two friendly countries in all fields.

The two sides also discussed efforts of both countries in combating terrorism and extremism as well as means of promoting and developing these efforts.

A number of Their Excellencies members of the official delegation accompanying HH the Emir attended the meeting.

A number of Their Excellencies senior officials were also present from the U.S. side.