Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Trump praises Qatar emir's visit

Trump praises Qatar emir's visit

Qatar has hired Donald Trump-connected Ballard Partners for counsel and assistance related to its outreach to government officials and business/NGO executives in Washington and Florida, the site of the president's winter White House.

Al Thani has noted earlier, that the US-Qatar economic trade has reached more than $125 billion and said the goal is to double the amount in the coming years.

The pair also "discussed obstacles to restoring unity in the Gulf Cooperation Council", the statement added, a clear reference to the diplomatic feud between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that ties with Qatar were working "extremely well" as he welcomed Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to the White House for bilateral talks.

The meeting between the U.S. president and Qatar Emir Tamim al-Thani marks a major shift in the relationship between the two countries.

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Saudi Arabia and others have continued squeezing the country diplomatically and financially with a partial blockade, arguing those steps were wholly insufficient to address their long list of demands on Qatar, which included shutting down Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera. Qatar denies all these prices.

"We do not and we will not tolerate people who fund terrorism". A lot of countries were funding terrorism and were stopping it. In a phone call last week, Mr. Trump credited the emir with working to counter terror financing and extremism.

Simon Henderson, a Gulf expert at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said the Trump administration would likely try to use the visit to persuade the Qataris that they and their opponents should put aside their disagreements to focus on what Trump considers the bigger threat in the region: Iran. Qatar denies that cost however has taken steps to deal with USA considerations.

Sheikh Tamim said his nation hosts more than 10,000 USA servicemen and women and work with Washington in countering terrorism.

Information for this article was contributed by Ken Thomas of The Associated Press.

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