Qatar's Emir to Meet With Trump on July 9, State Media Reports

Four Arab nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar in 2017; the visit between the two leaders will deal with economic and security ties

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends a meeting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan June 15, 2019.
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Qatar’s ruling Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on July 9 to exchange views on the latest regional and international developments, Qatar’s state news agency said Saturday.

The White House said in June that the visit would deal with economic and security ties, as well as counter-terrorism issues.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with Qatar in 2017, in one of the worst diplomatic disputes in the region in years. They accused the Qatar's capital Doha of support for Islamist militants and Iran, charges it denies.