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President of the United States Donald Trump on Tuesday (July 9, 2019) met with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, in the framework of a summit between the two leaders. He also witnessed the signing of several bilateral agreements covering political, economic and military aspects..

The Emir pledged to double economic partnership with Washington, saying its current value "exceeds $ 185 billion". For his part, Trump stressed the military cooperation with Doha, stressing the importance of the US military base in Qatar, saying it is "one of the most important military bases in the world"He said.

Al-Jazeera said on its website that the US president hailed Qatar's emir as "a respected leader in an important region of the world" and described him as "a great friend and a great partner."

Trump and Tamim met yesterday at a dinner at the Treasury. "The strategic relations between the two countries have witnessed great progress recently through bilateral strategic dialogue meetings"He said. He also thanked Trump and the US Treasury Secretary for what he described as "the wonderful banquet".

The Emir of Qatar visited the US Department of Defense yesterday and met with Acting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper. According to the Qatari News Agency (QNA), the two sides reviewed strategic cooperation relations between the two countries and ways of enhancing them. He also discussed regional and international developments, especially joint efforts to establish peace and stability in the region..

"The readiness of the State of Qatar to host the US forces for a long time symbolizes the close ties between the two countries," he said, stressing the importance of these forces to support stability in the Middle East region, praising Qatar's efforts to ease the current tension..

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar in 2017, in one of the worst diplomatic conflicts in the region in years. The four countries have accused Doha of backing Islamist militants and Iran, which Qatar denies.


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