His Highness the Amir visits the US

11 July 2019

On Thursday, 11th July 2019, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, concluded with his delegation an official visit to the United States of America.

The visit focused on strengthening strategic cooperation between Qatar and the US in various fields and exchanging views on the latest developments in the region and world.

On the first day of his trip, HH the Amir and US President Donald Trump attended a dinner banquet hosted by the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in honour of HH the Amir and his accompanying delegation.

During the dinner banquet, HH the Amir highlighted Qatar’s intention to amplify its USD $185 billion economic partnership with the US, which has already created more than half a million American jobs.

During the second day of his visit, HH the Amir met at the White House with US President Donald Trump. The two leaders discussed bilateral relations between Qatar and the US, as well as ways to enhance them in the areas of defence, energy, investment and air transport.

During HH the Amir’s meeting with US President Donald Trump, the following agreements were signed:

  • The Qatar Airways purchase of five Boeing 777 Freighters.
  • The Qatar Airways commitment to purchase large-cabin aircraft from Gulfstream.
  • The Chevron-Phillips Chemical Company LLC and Qatar Petroleum agreement to pursue the development, construction, and operation of a petrochemicals complex in Qatar.
  • The Qatar Ministry of Defence’s commitment to acquire Raytheon’s NASAM and Patriot Systems.
  • The selection by Qatar Airways of GE jet engines and services to power its 787 and 777 Aircraft.

During his visit, HH the Amir additionally held separate meetings with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan, US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, as well as US National Security Advisor John Bolton. They discussed key regional issues, as well as the 2022 World Cup.

HH the Amir’s visit to the US confirmed the strong ties between Qatar and the United States in various fields.