This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Qatar and the US. The occasion was celebrated on March 19 with many dignitaries, leaders, and officials coming together to mark the two countries’ bi-lateral relationship. It was a historic day for both countries as they highlighted their partnership over the past half-century, noting that the celebration of this comradery coincides with significant growth in relations, cooperation, alliance, and effective communication between the two countries.
To commemorate the milestone, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said that the relationship between the United States and Qatar will grow stronger in the coming years and recognized the strength and endurance of their important and close partnership. Regarding the events in Afghanistan, Blinken said that Qatar played an indispensable role in the evacuations – which took place after the withdrawal of US forces – which strengthened the partnership between the two countries, as he put it.
Furthermore, the US embassy in Doha has emphasized the strong and deep-rooted relations between Qatar and the US. “The bond between our two countries has never been stronger, thanks to our enduring partnership to address regional and global challenges,” US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Natalie Baker told a press briefing on Thursday. “Bilateral cooperation between the US and Qatar on trade, education, humanitarian assistance, and security has broadened and deepened significantly in recent years.”
The celebration also invited the public to take part in a friendly art competition, where locals were invited to submit their logo designs for the occasion. To celebrate these 50 years of friendship and partnership, the U.S. Embassy will be using the winning logo throughout the year designed by Qatar’s creative community.