Trump to host emir of Qatar in July

Trump to host emir of Qatar in July
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed 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 SandersBill Press: Mulvaney proves need for daily briefings White House correspondent April Ryan to moderate fundraising event for Buttigieg White House press secretary defends lack of daily briefings: Trump 'is the most accessible president in history' 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 KushnerPompeo announces Israeli settlements do not violate international law Trump to tour Apple factory with Tim Cook on Wednesday Resistance or unhinged behavior? Partisan hatred reaches Trump's family 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.