Secretary Kerry's Meeting With Qatari Foreign Minister Al-Thani

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 2, 2016


The following is attributable to Elizabeth Trudeau, Director, Press Operations:


Secretary Kerry met with Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani today in Rome. The two leaders reviewed developments in Syria and exchanged views on how to make progress in ending the conflict.

Secretary Kerry expressed the United States' appreciation for Qatar's contributions to Syrian refugee education, and for the continued support Qatar provides to the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.

Additionally, they discussed Libya, and underscored their support for the Government of National Accord and Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj