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Thursday, December 21, 2023

Qatar: Austin discusses naval alliance, enhancing QEN capabilitiesnote

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with the Qatari Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani on 19/12/2023 in Doha.

He also met with the Qatari Minister of State for Defense Affairs Khaled Al-Attiyah.

Discussions focused on enhancing the QEN capabilities, the naval alliance in the Red Sea, and Al-Udeid Air Base’s role in supporting the alliance.

The following note provides a comprehensive overview of the following aspects:

- Qatar’s position from joining the alliance

- Qatar’s position on Al-Udeid Air Base’s role in supporting the alliance

The note also highlights the QEN recently receiving advanced U.S.-made UUVs and USVs.


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