Press Statement for AMB Wells Meeting with HE Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah

The United States commends Qatar’s ongoing support for peace in Afghanistan, and welcomes yesterday’s engagement between the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs HE Dr Khalid bin Mohamed Al Attiyah and Department of State South and Central Asian Affairs Senior Bureau Official Alice Wells.  The two officials discussed recent progress toward an Afghan-owned, and Afghan-led peace process, and pledged to continue both countries’ efforts toward combating terrorism and promoting regional peace and stability.  Senior Bureau Official Wells welcomed the Qatari government’s support for the cease-fire last month in Afghanistan, and highlighted ‎the deep appreciation of the United States for the Qatari government’s constructive partnership and dedication to Afghanistan.