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3/19/2020

Joint Statement Following U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s Meetings with His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, E…

Joint Statement Following U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven
Mnuchin’s Meetings with His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin
Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, and Qatari Officials
October 30, 2017

DOHA, QATAR – U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin has visited Doha and met His
Highness the Emir and His Excellency the Prime Minister in which they have rea irmed the joint
e orts between Qatar and the United States to defeat terrorism and its financing.
This visit underscores the robust ties between the State of Qatar and the United States, and
included meetings with H.E. the Minister of Finance Ali Shareef Al Emadi and other high-level
Qatari o icials to discuss further opportunities for expanded cooperation.
The United States and Qatar have a shared understanding that the improvements initiated in
the past several months, outlined in the July 11, 2017 Memorandum of Understanding between
the two countries on counterterrorism financing cooperation, form the first step of what must
be a sustained and enduring campaign to counter terrorist financing, with a strong emphasis on
threats posed by Hizballah, al-Qaida, the Nusrah Front, ISIS, and other terrorist organizations.
Secretary Mnuchin
“We agreed to enhance our cooperation to counter the financing of terrorism in key areas of
mutual concern including by substantially increasing the sharing of information on terrorist
financiers in the region, placing greater emphasis on charitable and money service business
sectors in Qatar to prevent terrorists from continuing to use those sectors for illicit financing
purposes, developing a Qatari domestic designations regime in line with international
standards and taking joint actions against terrorist financiers. We a irm that the United States
and Qatar will significantly increase our cooperation on these issues to ensure that Qatar is a
hostile environment for terrorist financing.”
H.E. Minister of Finance Ali Shareef Al Emadi
“Our talks with Secretary Mnuchin have been highly productive, and underline our nations’
shared determination to eradicate terrorism wherever it takes root. We agreed to further our
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Joint Statement Following U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s Meetings with His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, E…

high level of joint cooperation to counter terror financing in key areas of our mutual concern.
Qatar is working closely with the United States to enforce financial sanctions against ISIS, AQAP
and other terrorist groups. The MoU signed in July represents a commitment from Qatar to
strengthen our combined counter-terrorism e orts with the United States through shared
intelligence and coordination between government agencies. This is a clear indicator of our
long-standing political commitment to combatting money laundering and terror financing.”
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