President Donald J. Trump met today with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar at the United Nations General Assembly. The two leaders discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation and advance security, stability, and prosperity across the Middle East. The President and the Emir emphasized the benefits of increasing bilateral investments, which create jobs and stimulate growth in both countries. The leaders also discussed the importance of resolving Qatar’s ongoing dispute with its neighbors and restoring unity in the region among partners of the United States in order to promote regional stability and counter the threat of Iran. The President acknowledged Qatar’s progress implementing the United States-Qatar bilateral memorandum of understanding on counterterrorism cooperation and stressed the importance of taking additional steps to follow through on commitments from the Riyadh Summit to cut off funding for terrorists, discredit extremist ideology, and defeat terrorist groups.
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