Statement by U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires, a.i. Natalie Baker on Amir's visit to the U.S.
We welcome the visit of the Amir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to the United States. The bond between the United States and Qatar is stronger than ever, thanks to our extraordinary partnership in pursuing shared goals and addressing regional and global challenges. Bilateral relations between the U.S. and Qatar in trade, education, humanitarian assistance, security, and defense havebroadened and deepened significantly in recent years. We were pleased that Qatar featured the United States as the Country of Honor for the 2021 Year of Culture, which included programming in music, art, literature,sports, business, fashion, culinary arts, and more. This year, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of U.S.-Qatar diplomatic relations and look forward to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, we are excited to continue to build on our strong foundation, with an eye toward establishing a legacy for the future.