Pelosi leads delegation to Qatar

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is leading a congressional delegation to Qatar this weekend, her office said Friday.

Pelosi led eight other lawmakers on a trip to the Middle Eastern nation, where the U.S. military maintains its Central Command (CENTCOM) facilities.

"Our Congressional delegation is pleased to be in Qatar to thank the Qataris for their hospitality to our troops, and to receive briefings from senior American military and diplomatic officials as well as Qatari officials," Pelosi said. "This evening, our delegation met with His Highness Sheikh Tamin bin Hamid al-Thani, the Heir Apparent, to discuss U.S-Qatar relations and regional security issues."

The trip comes following the U.S. operation last weekend in Pakistan that successfully killed Osama bin Laden.

The trip includes Pelosi, seven Democrats and one Republican.