Trump to host emir of Qatar in July

Trump to host emir of Qatar in July
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg MORE will meet with the emir of Qatar at the White House next month to discuss regional issues as the administration faces potential delays in the rollout of its Middle East peace plan.

The White House announced Friday that Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will visit the White House on July 9. The two leaders will discuss regional developments, bilateral security cooperation and counterterrorism issues, press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersSarah Sanders says she 'can't think of anything dumber than' having Congress run foreign policy Rapid turnover shapes Trump's government God did not elect Trump, people did MORE Sanders said in a statement.

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The emir last visited the White House in April 2018.

This visit comes as the Trump administration continues building support for its long-awaited Middle East peace plan. White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerHillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Wyden asks NSA to investigate White House cybersecurity | Commerce withdraws Huawei rule after Pentagon objects | Warren calls on Brazil to drop Greenwald charges Wyden calls on NSA to examine White House cybersecurity following Bezos hack The Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power MORE visited Qatar and other Arab nations in the region earlier this year to speak with diplomats about the effort.

An economic summit aimed at developing benefits for the Palestinian people is set to take place later this month in Bahrain. Qatar is expected to participate.

But the unveiling of the peace plan is likely to be delayed as the Israeli government faces new elections after Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE failed to form a governing coalition.