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| 1 August 2021, Sunday |

Blinken, Qatari counterpart tackle Lebanese affair

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken discussed several regional issues with his Qatari colleague Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, according to the head of the US State Department’s media office, Ned Price.

“US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken met with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani today to discuss regional security issues, including Qatar’s recent pledge to assist Lebanon and support peace talks in Afghanistan,” Price said in a statement released on Friday.

Blinken “emphasized the importance of a strong collaboration with Qatar, and praised the foreign minister for Qatar’s efforts in advancing peace and security in the region,” according to the statement.