The Emir of Qatar Meets with CBC Members and Ted Lieu
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, met last week with members of the Congressional Black Caucus at his residence in DC. They reviewed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in different fields. CBC Chairman Cedric Richmond (D-LA) thanked the Emir for Qatar's donation and assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. They also discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis and the CBC members' position that calls for resolving it through dialogue in a commitment to the unity of the GCC. In addition to Richmond, other members present at the meeting included: Hank Johnson (D-GA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Al Green (D-TX), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Joyce Beatty (D-OH), and Bennie Thompson (D-MS). Earlier in the week, the Emir met with CBC member Congressman Marc Veasey (D-TX) and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus memberCongressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) to review bilateral ties and the means to enhance them in different fields in order to serve joint interests. The meetings took place before the Trump administration’s Friday night launch of airstrikes in Syria. Sheikh Tamim returned to Doha on Saturday from his U.S. trip which began last week in Florida where he met a number of military and civilians officials there. More here.