Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani in Doha, Qatar. Secretary Pompeo thanked READOUT—Foreign Minister Al Thani for Qatar’s steadfast support for a negotiated political settlement in Afghanistan, underlined by Qatar’s hosting of Afghanistan peace negotiations. The Secretary and Foreign Minister discussed bilateral issues of interest, in addition to regional issues that included Iraq, Lebanon and Syria, the importance of a united Gulf to stand against the Iranian regime’s destabilizing activity, and the risk to the region presented by China.
“I would be most interested in getting your thoughts on how we can increase the probability of a successful outcome”, Pompeo said as he met the Afghan government side, noting the shared interest in such a scenario.
Secretary Pompeo is on a seven-nation tour of Europe and the Middle East—to keep peace and to focus on World economies.
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