UPDATED 1:32 PM PT – Tuesday, July 9, 2019
President Trump recently hosted a meeting with the emir of Qatar at the White House. On Tuesday, the self-proclaimed longtime friends noted success in their partnership thanks to shared economy and infrastructure ideals.
Both leaders highlighted their commitment to each other and then signed transaction documents, which sealed Qatar’s’ purchase of several Boeing jets. The jets will be utilized for commercial airline purposes as well as in Qatar’s military.
“It’s a transaction that will be purchasing a lot of Boeing jets and a lot of money spent in our country. That means a lot of jobs. So, we just appreciate everything. We have a great operation, military operation right now in Qatar. They built one of the great military bases, I would say, anywhere in the world. And it’s just been expanded with runways and everything else, it’s been really a great honor to work with my friend.” — President Trump
The Qatari emir thanked the president for his hospitality, and invited him to visit the military bases in his country.