President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar. The two leaders discussed the ongoing war in Gaza and their efforts to secure the immediate release of all remaining hostages held by Hamas. Both leaders affirmed that a hostage deal is central to establishing a prolonged humanitarian pause in the fighting and ensure additional life-saving humanitarian assistance reaches civilians in need throughout Gaza. They underscored the urgency of the situation, and welcomed the close cooperation among their teams to advance recent discussions.  Both leaders committed to staying engaged until all hostages are reunited with their families and reaffirmed their shared vision of a peaceful, secure, and integrated Middle East region.


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