Analysis

Qatar Defense Minister Meets With Senior US Defense Leaders

On 31 July 2018, Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid Al-Attiyah welcomed senior American elected officials, civilian and military defense leaders, and defense industry executives to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington, D.C. to discuss the bilateral US-Qatar defense relationship, Qatar’s $1.8 billion upgrade of Al-Udeid Air Base,  joint US-Qatar military operations, ongoing crises across the Gulf and Middle East regions, and critical security projects in Qatar overseen by US defense contractors.

His Excellency Dr. Khalid Al-Attiyah met with a distinguished group of US defense leaders, including:

  • Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood
  • Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri
  • Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina
  • Senator Bob Menendez from New Jersey
  • Senator Jack Reed from Rhode Island
  • Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson
  • Deputy Chief of Staff of the US Air Force Stephen Wilson
  • Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield
  • President and CEO of Raytheon International Thomas Kennedy
  • Lockheed Martin executives

Below are pictures from His Excellency’s meeting at the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington, D.C:

 

Dr. Khalid Al-Attiyah welcomes the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood to discuss the bilateral relations between the US and Qatar and the ways to strengthen and develop them.

 

 

Dr. Khalid Al-Attiyah meets with the US  Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri. They discussed topics of mutual interest for both Qatar and the US and ways to strengthen and develop them. They also discussed the latest updates in the Gulf crisis.

 

 

Dr. Khalid Al-Attiyah meets with US Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina. They discussed topics of mutual interest for both Qatar and the US and ways to strengthen and develop them, and the latest updates in the Gulf crisis and the Syria crisis.

 

 

Dr. Khalid Al-Attiyah meets with  US Senator Bob Menendez from New Jersey to discussed the US-Qatar relationship, the Gulf crisis and Palestine issue.

 

 

Dr. Khalid Al-Attiyah meets with US Senator Jack Reed from Rhode Island to discuss topics of mutual interest for both Qatar and the US and ways to strengthen and develop them. They also discussed the latest updates on the Gulf crisis and the Syria crisis.

 

 

Dr. Khalid Al-Attiyah meets with the Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Deputy Chief of Staff of the US Air Force Stephen Wilson to discuss the US-Qatar defense relationship.

 

 

Dr. Khalid Al-Attiyah meets with Assistant US Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Satterfield to the US-Qatar relationship and the latest updates on the Gulf crisis, the war in Yemen and the Palestine issue.

 

 

Dr. Khalid Al-Attiyah meets with Lockheed Martin executives to discuss ongoing defense projects in Qatar.

 

 

Dr. Khalid Al-Attiyah meets with the President and CEO of Raytheon International Thomas Kennedy to discuss ongoing defense projects in Qatar.

 

 

 

 

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