His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met with Secretary of State of the United States of America Antony Blinken in his office at the Lusail Palace on Tuesday.

During the meeting, they discussed strategic ties between the two countries and the prospects of reinforcing and upgrading them in a variety of fields.

They also discussed regional and global developments, especially the developments in the Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories.

HH the Amir emphasized, during the meeting, the importance of concerted regional and global efforts to reach an immediate ceasefire, protect civilians, and deliver adequate and sustainable humanitarian assistance to all areas of the Gaza Strip.

For his part, the US Secretary of State expressed his country’s appreciation to HH the Amir for the State of Qatar’s efforts to resuming the exchange of detainees and prisoners in Gaza.

Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani attended the meeting.