By Asmahan Qarjouli
Last year, Washington named Qatar as a major non-NATO ally (MNNA), a move that analysts said reflected the strengthening ties between the two countries.
Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and congressmen from the United States discussed the strengthening of strategic cooperation in Doha on Sunday.
According to Qatar’s state news agency (QNA), the American delegation that visited Doha included Republican Representative of Louisiana Julia Letlow, Republican Representative of Texas Lance Gooden, and Democratic Representative of Texas Jasmine Crockett.
The President of the US-Qatar Business Council and former member of the US Congress Scott Taylor were in attendance.
Qatar, US join hands to support humanitarian assistance globally
QNA reported that the meeting dealt with “prospects for strengthening and developing” ties between Doha and Washington and issues of common concern.
The latest meeting comes days after the two countries discussed shared priorities and potential areas of cooperation in a meeting in Doha.
The previous meeting saw the attendance of Qatar Fund for Development, the US State Department, and the US Agency for International Development.
It was also part of the fifth US-Qatar Strategic Dialogue.
Ties between Doha and Washington have continued to reach new heights over the years.
Last year, the US named Qatar as a major non-NATO ally (MNNA), a move that analysts said reflected the strengthening ties between the two countries.
The designation provides Washington’s foreign partners with several benefits in areas concerning defence, trade and security cooperation. …
To continue reading this article in Doha News, click here.