Obama, Qatari Emir to Discuss Mideast Stability – ABC News
President Barack Obama will discuss Mideast security next week with the leader of Qatar, a partner in the U.S. coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will be at the White House on Tuesday. The White House says they’ll discuss shared concerns over stability and prosperity in the Middle East and seek to further a longstanding partnership between Qatar and the U.S.
Qatar plays a supporting role in the U.S.-led military coalition conducting airstrikes against IS by allowing forces to use its vast al-Udeid air base. The country has provided substantial arms and aid to Syrian rebels.
Al Thani became the crown prince a decade ago at age 23 when his older brother gave up his position as emir-in-waiting.
Obama, Qatari Emir to Discuss Mideast Stability – ABC News}