U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s Visit Focuses on U.S.-Qatar Strategic Partnership

Press Release                                                                                                 November 5th, 2019

For Immediate Release

U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin concluded a two-day visit to Qatar on November 5th, 2019.  During his visit, Secretary Mnuchin underscored the United States’ ongoing commitment to its strategic partnership with Qatar and highlighted the importance of bilateral cooperation in maintaining stability and security in the region. During the visit, Secretary Mnuchin discussed collaborative efforts to counter illicit financing networks and strengthen Qatar’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regime. He expressed appreciation for Qatar joining in recent designations under the auspices of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center. Secretary Mnuchin also discussed strengthening the U.S.-Qatar bilateral economic partnership and promoting economic growth.

Secretary Mnuchin met with His Highness Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, HE Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, HE Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, and HE Minister of Finance Ali Shareef al-Emadi. Secretary Mnuchin also held separate meetings with Her Highness Sheikha Hind Al Thani at Education City, Qatar Investment Authority CEO Mansour Ibrahim Al Mahmoud, Qatar Central Bank Governor Sheikh Abdulla bin Saoud Al Thani, and Attorney General Dr. Ali Al Marri.

Secretary Mnuchin also visited the Al Janoub football stadium under the patronage of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy to observe operations and management at the main site for Qatar’s upcoming World Cup in 2022. Secretary Mnuchin also visited Georgetown University-Qatar (GUQ) and Qatar Foundation (QF) at Education City, where he met with U.S. university deans and students to discuss the U.S. universities’ contributions in developing the next generation of professionals and leaders across Qatar.