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May 17, 2022

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Al Thani


The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani. The Secretary reiterated his deepest condolences on the tragic death of Palestinian-American and Al Jazeera journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Al Thani discussed the United States’ strong and growing partnership with Qatar, including opportunities for greater cooperation on regional issues.  The Secretary thanked the Foreign Minister for Qatar’s constructive role in our efforts to resolve issues with Iran, its continued support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for Qatar’s diplomatic assistance with Afghanistan.