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Qatar's emir to meet with Trump on July 9: Report

US President Donald Trump meets Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, US. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 06, 2019, 08.15 PM (IST)

Qatar's ruling emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington on July 9 to exchange views on the latest regional and international developments, news agency Reuters reported quoting Qatar's state news agency said on Saturday.

The White House said in June the visit would deal with economic and security ties as well as counterrorism 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 Doha of support for Islamist militants and Iran, charges it denies.

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The White House said in June the visit would deal with economic and security ties as well as counterrorism issues.