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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden's Meeting with the Amir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Earlier today, the Vice President met at the White House with the Amir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.  They discussed developments in the Middle East and the enduring partnership between the United States and Qatar.  The two leaders reaffirmed their support for the historic changes sweeping the region.  The Vice President commended Qatar for its leadership on Libya and for successfully hosting the Libya Contact Group meeting in Doha today aimed at advancing the Libyan people’s desire for lasting peace and stability in their country.  The Vice President reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to regional security in the Gulf and thanked the Amir for his country’s important support to U.S. troops stationed in Qatar.  Both leaders pledged to further strengthen the friendship between the United States and Qatar through sustained bilateral and multilateral cooperation.