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Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis Meeting with Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar

April 9, 2018

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

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis welcomed Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, to the Pentagon to reaffirm the strategic security partnership between the U.S. and Qatar. 

Secretary Mattis and Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani discussed mutual security interests, including the campaign to defeat ISIS. 

They also discussed the Gulf Cooperation Council and the importance of de-escalating tensions so all U.S. partners in the region can work together to ensure regional security and stability.

Secretary Mattis and Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani affirmed their shared commitment to continued security cooperation.