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Statement | May 19, 2022

CENTCOM Commander meets with Qatar Armed Forces Chief of Staff, May 17th, 2022


U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Erik Kurilla met with Qatar Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. (Pilot) Salem Bin Hamad Al-Nabit 17 May 2022. 

The leaders discussed security concerns, the ongoing partnership between each nation’s militaries and maintaining the momentum of defensive collaboration.

“This is a critically important strategic partnership for the U.S., for Qatar and for the region,” Kurilla said. “This is a relationship that dates back more than 50 years at the onset of Qatari independence from the United Kingdom.”

“Our militaries were working together even before the formation of CENTCOM,” he said. Our militaries share a vision for integrated deterrence to address threats confronting the region that will continue and even strengthen into the future.”