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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani of Qatar

President Obama will host the Amir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani, at the White House on Tuesday, February 24.  The President looks forward to discussing with Sheikh Tamim political, economic, and security issues of mutual concern to our two countries.  The United States and Qatar have a long-standing partnership and this meeting is an opportunity to further that relationship along with our shared interest in supporting stability and prosperity in the Middle East.