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President Trump asks Qatar for more actions

Trump and Tamim discuss ways to boost security in the region

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Dubai: US President Donald Trump called on Qatar for taking more actions to end dispute with its neighbours, the White House said on Wednesday.

The meeting between President Trump and Qatar’s Emir Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani on Wednesday also discussed ways to boost security across the Middle East, the White House said in an official blog.

The US president stressed the importance of resolving Qatar’s ongoing dispute with its neighbours, restoring unity in the region with partners of the United States, enabling those countries to promote regional stability and counter the threat of Iran together.”

While President Trump, “acknowledged the progress shown by Qatar in implementation of the bilateral memorandum of understanding on counterterrorism cooperation, he stressed the importance of taking additional steps to ensure that the commitments made at the Riyadh Summit in Saudi Arabia to cut off funding to terrorists, discrediting extremist ideology and defeating terrorist groups come to fruition.”

The President concluded that he had a very strong feeling that the issue will be resolved quickly. Trump said he rallies for unity in the Middle East in the face of devastating terrorism.

The meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly, also discussed ways to boost security, stability, and prosperity across the Middle East. Both leaders stressed the need for increasing bilateral investments, including creation of more jobs and the stimulation of the economies of the both countries