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US treasury secretary discusses ‘strategic cooperation’ with Qatari emir

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met today in Doha with Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to discuss “strategic cooperation” between the two countries, Qatar says.

“Throughout the meeting, a survey of strategic cooperation between the two friendly nations was conducted, as well as the dimensions of support and reinforcement, especially in the economic arena,” the official Qatar News Agency says in a statement.

The two officials also discussed “matters of mutual interest,” according to QNA.

The meeting comes against the backdrop of reports that the US and Qatar are looking to reach a deal which would mend fences between the Gulf Emirate and its neighbors. A Saudi-led coalition of countries severed ties with Doha in 2017.

Aaron Boxerman

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