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Qatar-US Strategic Dialogue commence in Washington

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Washington, 6 March 2024 (TDI): The Qatar-US Strategic Dialogue commenced in Washington on March 5th. Qatar’s delegation was led by Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani.

Conversely, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken leads the US delegation. Two sides will discuss bilateral relations and regional and global challenges, focusing on the Gaza ceasefire.

Addressing the 6th Qatar-US Strategic Dialogue, Al Thani emphasized the importance of relations between the two countries for their citizens. Furthermore, he said that Qatar does not consider the US an ally but a partner and friend.

The Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister recalled unprecedented challenges since the last Strategic Dialogue. He said that it represents the test for the region, but the two countries’ engagement has been the significant factor in achieving positive results.

Al Thani emphasized that Qatar and the US work together on stopping the war, the release of all hostages, and the delivery of critical humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. He concluded his remarks on regional developments with the hope of reaching a durable ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Regarding bilateral relations between Qatar and the US, Al Thani underscored the economic relationships between the two countries with a significant increase in bilateral trade.

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Moreover, He emphasized that the US remains the primary trade partner and foreign investor in the State of Qatar.

Al Thani featured new sessions at the Strategic Dialogue, including emerging technology and planning strategic policies and communications. Furthermore, he added that Qatar is honored to share its experience organizing the FIFA World Cup with the US.

At the end of his address, he expressed his endeavors to achieve more positive and tangible outcomes for two friendly nations.

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