Qatar officially the State of Qatar (Arabic: دولة قطر Dawlat Qatar), is a sovereign country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf.

U.S. and Qatar Shore Up Ties as Emir Visits White House

from The Wall Street Journal,

As relations improve despite Saudi-led boycott, emirate signs deals for plane and missile buys.

President Trump hailed the emir of Qatar as a friend and applauded a “large transaction” between the two countries as the emirate moved to finalize a number of energy and aircraft agreements with the U.S. In the Oval Office on Tuesday, Mr. Trump called Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani “a highly respected man, a real leader in a large part of the world and a very important part of the world.” Qatar Airways purchased five Boeing 777 freighters, according to the White House, which said the airline also expressed its commitment to buy large-cabin aircraft from Gulfstream Aerospace.

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