WASHINGTON, – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah in Doha, Qatar, Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said in a readout of the meeting.
The meeting closely followed a March 27 meeting between the defense minister and Mattis at the Pentagon, the statement said.
The secretary reinforced the importance of deepening the U.S.-Qatari strategic partnership and discussed shared security interests, which include the defeat of ISIS, the statement said.
Mattis reiterated the value of the Qatari support to the counter-ISIS coalition as well as the country’s role in maintaining regional stability and security, the statement said.
[Source: U.S. DoD – /- Media Relations]
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