Donald Trump thanks Qatar for combating 'terrorism' in phone call with HH the Emir

Donald Trump thanks Qatar for combating 'terrorism' in phone call with HH the Emir

QLReporter
By QLReporter

President Donald Trump of the United States praised Qatar's efforts to combat "terrorism and extremism" during a phone call with HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday.

This is especially significant, because Trump’s statements during the phone call with HH Sheikh Tamim supported Qatar's denials of allegations of supporting terrorism by Saudi Arabia and the blockading countries.

"The president thanked the emir for Qatari action to counter terrorism and extremism in all forms," a statement by the White House said.

Trump also emphasised his support for a united Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) "focused on countering regional threats,” according to a report by Al Jazeera.

The US embassy in Qatar tweeted details of the phone call and Trump’s supportive stance.

 

The conversation between the two leaders came at a time when HH the Emir was also visiting Turkey's capital, Ankara, where he met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday.

 

 

Cover image credit: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

By PunchLiner• 16 Jan 2018 16:07
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