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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Al Thani
October 31, 2023

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.  Secretary Blinken and Prime Minister Al Thani discussed the humanitarian situation in Gaza amid Israeli military operations following Hamas’s horrific and ongoing terrorist attacks.  The Secretary reiterated his thanks to the Qatari government for its work to secure the exit of U.S. citizens and foreign nationals from Gaza, the release of hostages held by Hamas, including two American citizens, and continued efforts to prevent the conflict from spreading.  The Secretary and the Prime Minister discussed the vital importance of protecting all civilian lives and providing sustained humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people.