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Readout of Meeting between Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis and Doctor Khalid Bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah, Minister of State for Defense Affairs, Qatar

April 18, 2018

Chief Pentagon Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis welcomed Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Dr. Khalid Al Attiyah to the Pentagon to reaffirm the strategic security partnership between the U.S. and Qatar. 

Secretary Mattis and Dr. Khalid Al Attiyah discussed mutual security interests, including the campaign to defeat ISIS, support for the NATO mission in Afghanistan, and improvements to Al Udeid Air Force Base.

The two leaders affirmed their shared commitment to continued security cooperation.