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Readout of Secretary Carter's Meeting with Qatari Minister of State for Defense Affairs Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah


Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:

Today, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Qatari Minister of State for Defense Affairs Hamad bin Ali Al Attiyah at the Pentagon. The secretary reaffirmed the strength and importance of the U.S.-Qatari relationship and the necessity for continued cooperation to ensure the stability of the Middle East. Secretary Carter and Minister Al Attiyah also discussed counter-ISIL activities, and other shared regional concerns, including the ongoing crisis in Yemen.