Trump, Amir of Qatar discuss security, economic issues

WASHINGTON, President Donald Trump spoke Monday with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim Al-Thani to discuss ways to strengthen US-Qatar bilateral relations on security and economic issues, the White House announced, thanking Doha for counter-terrorism and extremism action.

During the phone call, Trump “reiterated his support for a strong, united Gulf Cooperation Council that is focused on countering regional threats,” the statement said.

“The President thanked the Amir for Qatari action to counter terrorism and extremism in all forms, including being one of the few countries to move forward on a bilateral memorandum of understanding,” the statement said.

The two “discussed areas in which the United States and Qatar can partner to bring more stability to the region, counter malign Iranian influence and defeat terrorism,” it said.

Source: Kuwait News Agency