President Barack Obama and senior U.S. officials acknowledged and hailed Qatar’s role in the release of American POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl who was held captured in Afghanistan and held captive for nearly five years.
Visiting Asst Secretary of State Rivkin told a luncheon group in Doha that, “Qatar remains one of the world’s fastest growing economies in the world and we are committed to further strengthening our bilateral commercial relationship and to supporting business and innovation.”
Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani, the former prime minister and foreign minister of Qatar until 2013, was interviewed by Charlie Rose in what was a wide-ranging conversation on global, regional and Qatar developments.
The Middle East Policy Council’s Capitol Hill Conference tackled the issue of US commitment in the Gulf. Check this video for a very insightful symposium.
The WTO mandated trade policy review for the Government of Qatar is underway in Geneva. Hear Deputy US Trade Rep Amb Michael Punke’s remarks at the review.
GCC foreign ministers met in Riyadh and “agreed to adopt mechanisms to guarantee a collective framework and to ensure that policies of any of the GCC countries would not affect interests, security and stability of the countries or undermine their sovereignty.
Ambassador Mohammed Al Kuwari spoke at a symposium on Qatar at an event hosted on Capitol Hill by the National Council on US-Arab Relations.
A new draft assessment by Anthony Cordesman, Arleigh Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, provides a comprehensive look at the Gulf military balance and the challenges ahead.
Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid Al Attiya met U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington for consultations on relations and regional issues.
~~ In Brief ~~ Foreign Minister Dr. Khalid Al Attiyah led the Qatari delegation to the emergency meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers in Cairo on April 9, 2014. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided details. FM Attiyah Leads Qatar’s Delegation