“Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Al Thani”

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.

Source: Photo Aljazeera

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