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Qatari PM meets Hilary Clinton 14, January 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in American ME Relations, Qatar.
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Here’s a link to the recent press conference between Qatar’s Prime Minister/Foreign Minister Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani and the US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton.

It is an utterly unremarkable press conferences to be perfectly honest. It is full of the expected statements, questions and answers. Yet I write just to note that a senior Qatari politician has met with a senior US politician. It has been suggested to me by several people in Qatar that Qatar-US relations were under real strain and Qatar was consequently missed out by high level visits in recent years. So, perhaps a rapprochement it is…