The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Readout of the President’s Phone Call with Amir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar
President Obama spoke by phone today with Amir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar. The President extended his best wishes to Amir Tamim and noted that he looks forward to working closely with him. The President and the Amir discussed their deep concern about recent developments in Egypt, noting that the use of force and incitement to violence by any party is unacceptable. The President and Amir Tamim agreed that a political process that includes participation by all parties and groups is critical for Egypt’s stability. They affirmed that the United States and Qatar will remain actively engaged with all sides in Egypt to promote a quick and responsible return to a sustainable, democratically elected civilian government. The President reiterated his desire to continue to strengthen the partnership between the United States and Qatar, and relayed his warm wishes to the Amir on the occasion of Ramadan.