Qatar and the United States agreed to expand the air base al-Udeid air base in Doha
TASS, January 13. Qatar and the United States signed on Sunday an agreement to expand military air base al-Udeid air base in Doha.
This was announced by U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo at a joint press conference with foreign Minister of Qatar Mohammed bin Abdel Rahman al Thani. The broadcast was led by the TV channel Al Jazeera.
“This base is very important to us and we are thankful to Qatar, that it places our forces at ourselves,” Pompeo said after signing a bilateral agreement on the expansion of the region’s largest US military base. The document was signed at the sidelines of Doha second strategic dialogue, the U.S. — Qatar.
In late July, the defense Minister of Qatar, Khalid bin Mohammad al Attiyah in an interview with The Washington Post announced plans for the reconstruction of the middle East’s largest air force base al-Udeid air base. According to him, the Emirate is ready to allocate $1.8 billion based in Qatar is currently stationed 11 thousand U.S. troops and coalition countries. The object has great importance for operations against the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia).