Qatar, in keeping with its aim of strengthening its relationship with the United States, plays a pivotal role in the United States’ largest economic market and state, California. The relationship between the two extends beyond the financial sphere into the fields of arts, humanities, education, entertainment, and national security.
In 2016, HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani visited California and held several meetings in Los Angeles. While on his visit, he attended a reception ceremony hosted by the Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, at Getty House in Los Angeles, California. Talks during the reception ceremony dealt with areas of cooperation and means of promoting and developing them as to open wider horizons of ties in future.
Additionally, Eric Garcetti, the Mayor of Los Angeles in the U.S. State of California, visited Doha, Nov. 13-17, 2016. The mayor and his accompanying delegation met with business, cultural, and government leaders to strengthen the growing partnership between the cities of L.A. and Doha. California is the U.S.’s preeminent hub for innovation in Information Technology, Software, Life Sciences and Technological research, host to the world’s leading universities. Qatar shares many of these same traits and hopes to expand the already existing relationship even further.
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