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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of the Amir of Qatar

President Obama will welcome to the White House the Amir of Qatar, His Highness Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, on Tuesday, April 23rd.  The United States and Qatar have a strong bilateral relationship, reflecting our close defense partnership, expanding commercial ties, and many other areas of cooperation. 

The United States is firmly committed to continuing to deepen our consultations with Qatar on the many important developments in the region.  The President looks forward to a broad discussion with the Amir on a range of mutual interests and regional issues to further strengthen our bilateral partnership.