United States in the Middle East by hosting 10,000 American forces in Qatar. Secure the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Posted on January 31, 2022

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Washington, January 31 (QNA) His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani held a meeting with H.E. Mr. Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Defense of the friendly United States of America, at the Pentagon this morning.
At the beginning of the meeting, the US Secretary of Defense welcomed His Highness the Emir, noting that the relations between the State of Qatar and the United States of America are strong and strategic, and that the United States is committed to making the partnership with Qatar even stronger than it is now.
He also expressed his thanks and appreciation for the support Qatar has provided and continues to provide for his country in Afghanistan, including the evacuation of more than 124,000 people and the reception of others who left Afghanistan in search of new beginnings.
His Excellency the US Secretary of Defense confirmed his previous statement from Doha last September, in which he said, “It is not an exaggeration that Qatari efforts have saved thousands of lives, and that thanks to Qatar’s efforts, Kabul Airport has remained open to aircraft.” In addition, the US Secretary of Defense stressed that His Highness the Emir, as a leader and partner, enjoys trust and can be relied upon, which will enhance defense relations with partners such as Qatar, in light of the two countries continuing their efforts to ensure security and stability in the region, achieve common goals, resolve conflicts and provide humanitarian support to civilians. and ease tensions.
For his part, His Highness the Emir stressed the depth of the strategic relations that unite Qatar and the United States, describing them as a strong defense partnership. His Highness affirmed that Qatar supports the operations of the United States in the Middle East by hosting 10,000 American forces in Qatar. In this regard, His Highness expressed He expressed his pride and pleasure in supporting the evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan last summer, which reflects the strength of the partnership that unites the two countries.
His Highness added that Qatar is proud of its cooperation with the United States of America, expressing his gratitude for the cooperation of the American side and for working together with Qatar to secure the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in a manner that achieves security and stability in the region. His Highness also expressed his pleasure to meet the US Secretary of Defense and exchange views on several issues of common concern, stressing his confidence that the partnership that brings the two countries together will contribute to building a better future in the region.
The meeting also discussed the relations of strategic cooperation between the two countries in the defense, military and security fields, as well as regional and international developments, especially the joint efforts of the two countries to establish peace and stability in the region.
The meeting was attended by a number of Their Excellencies members of the official delegation accompanying His Highness the Amir. On the American side, it was attended by a number of senior officials.

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