U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on the margins of a ministerial meeting with regional partners in Amman. Secretary Blinken and Prime Minister Al Thani discussed the humanitarian situation in Gaza amid Israeli military operations against Hamas. 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 U.S. citizens, and continued efforts to prevent the conflict from spreading. The Secretary and the Prime Minister discussed the vital importance of protecting civilians, providing increased and sustained humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people, and ensuring Palestinians are not forcibly displaced outside of Gaza.