LONDON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken thanked Qatar for its continued assistance with Iran and Afghanistan diplomacy on Thursday.
After a meeting with Qatari Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Cambodia, Blinken said that the US values its partnership with Doha “tremendously.”
He continued: “Qatar is a major non-NATO ally. But alongside of that, really a partner in trying to deal with so many of the most urgent challenges that we face around the world.”
The two officials discussed regional and global issues including efforts to revive the Iran nuclear deal and the situation in Afghanistan.
Qatar’s foreign minister said his discussion with Blinken “is very important for the security of our region.”
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman continued: “We really appreciate the relationship and the partnership and the commitment that the US has toward our region.”