US President Donald Trump has praised his country’s ties with Qatar as he welcomed the Qatari emir to the White House.
US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that his ties with Qatar were working “extremely well” as he welcomed Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to the White House for bilateral talks.
Below a transcript of the conversation that took place at a news conference after their meeting.
President Trump: Thank you very much. It’s a great honour to have the Emir of Qatar with us.
He’s a friend of mine – knew him long before I entered the world of politics. He’s a great gentleman.
He’s very popular in his country. His people love him. We’re working on unity in that part of the Middle East, and I think it’s working out very well. There are a lot of good things happening.
Also, we have a gentleman, on my right, who buys a lot of equipment from us. A lot of purchases in the United States, and a lot of military airplanes, missiles – lots of different things.
But they’ve been great friends in so many ways. We’re working very well together, and I think it’s working out extremely well.
So, Emir, thank you very much for being here. Appreciate it.
Read full article on Aljazeera, April 11, 2018