President Donald J. Trump met with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar on Tuesday, the second day of the annual United Nations General Assembly. The two leaders discussed ways to advance security, stability, and prosperity across the Middle East. Both men emphasized the many benefits of increasing bilateral investments, including the creation of more jobs and the stimulation of both economies.
The President stressed the importance of resolving Qatar's ongoing dispute with its neighbors, restoring unity in the region with partners of the United States, enabling those countries to promote regional stability and counter the threat of Iran together. President Trump acknowledged the progress displayed by Qatar through the implementation of the United States-Qatar bilateral memorandum of understanding on counterterrorism cooperation, and stressed the importance of taking additional steps to ensure that the commitments made at the Riyadh Summit in Saudi Arabia to cut off funding for terrorists, discredit extremist ideology, and defeat terrorist groups come to fruition.
"I have a very strong feeling that it will be solved pretty quickly," said the President as he rallies for unity in the Middle East in the face of devastating terrorism.