spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, Meetings and seminars in Washington, DC

Her Excellency Lolwah R Al-Khater, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, held a series of meetings and participate in a several Roundtable, during her recent visit to the Washington,DC.

She met with Mr. Timothy Lenderking, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Arabian Gulf Affairs. “We exchanged thoughts about possible opportunities to strengthen the bilateral relations as well as achieving collective security for the Gulf and MENA region.” She Said. 

She also met with Robert Palladino, the State Department Deputy Spokesperson, as they exchanged views on the relations between the two countries and the importance of communication.

Qatar's Deputy Chief of Mission to the United States Dr. Hamad Mohammed Hussein Al-Muftah and an official delegation from the State of Qatar, attended also the meeting.

The NESA Center hosted a roundtable discussion, facilitated by NESA Professor Dr. Gawdat Bahgat, featuring Her Excellency Lolwah R Al-Khater, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, as well as other representatives from the Qatari MFA.

H.E. Ms. Lolwah Al Khater provided insights and perspectives on Qatar’s various security and diplomatic concerns, including Iran, U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, as well as the causes and implications of the ongoing Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis, and described Qatar’s desire for compromise, the NESA said in a statement. While discussion centered primarily around Qatar’s positions on the GCC rift, roundtable attendees including NESA Center Director LTG (ret.) Terry Wolff, the former Deputy Presidential Envoy to the D-ISIS Coalition, extensively engaged with the delegation on U.S. and Qatari efforts to counter terrorism and stymie the financing of terrorist actors throughout the NESA region.

The Gulf International Forum, hosted as well H.E Ms Al Khater, to discuss the Gulf crisis, the regional balance of the GCC, Qatar's strategic relations with the United States, Europe and Turkey, and the interests of Doha in Africa.

The Women's Group on Foreign Policy held a seminar, with Her Excellency Lolwah Al-Khater, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, entitled "Priorities and Challenges in the Gulf, Peace and Security, and Ways to Resolve Conflict." The seminar was moderated by Ambassador Anne Patterson, former Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs. Ms. Al Khater addressed the political and social issues in Qatar and the Middle East and highlighted the roots of the Gulf crisis.

The Foreign Ministry Spokesperson held also a meeting with participants from the Qatar Leadership Program, who have been part of the program at Georgetown University and American institutions. She shared views with them on several issues, and called on Qataris to be the voice of their country.