U.S. Department of Defense
Release No: NR-142-17
April 22, 2017
Readout of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ Meetings with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin
Hamad Al Thani and Defense Minister al-Attiyah
Pentagon Spokesman Eric Pahon provided the following readout:
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met today with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah in Doha. This meeting closely followed a March 27th meeting between the defense minister and the secretary at the Pentagon.
The secretary reinforced the importance of deepening the U.S.-Qatari strategic partnership and discussed shared security interests, which include the defeat of ISIS.
Secretary 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.