Qatari emir meets with John McCain ahead of Camp David

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani attends a Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Doha, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (AP)

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, met Tuesday with U.S. Senator John McCain, ahead of a summit with other Gulf leaders, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

During the meeting, the two men discussed bilateral relations and means to enhance them.

They also spoke about regional and international matters, according to SPA.

Also on Tuesday, Sheikh Tamim met with the Chairman of the Armed Forces Committee of the Senate and a number of other senators.

Sheikh Tamim is expected to attend a summit with the other five Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

The Camp David summit is due to begin Wednesday evening with dinner at the White House and continue on Thursday at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Maryland.

Obama invited the GCC nations after six world powers reached a framework agreement with Iran that would give Tehran sanctions relief for reining in its nuclear program.

The American leaders aims to reassure the Gulf States that the U.S. isn't ignoring those concerns and will aid their security.

 

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