U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-142-17
April 22, 2017
Pentagon Spokesman Eric Pahon provided the following readout:
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis met today with Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Defense Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah in Doha. This meeting closely followed a March 27th meeting between the defense minister and the secretary at the Pentagon.
The secretary reinforced the importance of deepening the U.S.-Qatari strategic partnership and discussed shared security interests, which include the defeat of ISIS.
Secretary Mattis reiterated the value of the Qatari support to the counter-ISIS coalition as well as the country’s role in maintaining regional stability and security.