Qatar reiterated its commitment to defeating terrorism, by strengthening law, to cut off terrorism financing from within the state.

A joint statement has been issued between the United States and Qatar, during the visit of U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, stating that both countries reaffirmed the efforts to defeat terrorism and its financing.

“We agreed to enhance our cooperation, to counter the financing of terrorism in key areas of mutual concerns … by substantially increasing the sharing of information on terrorist financiers in the region,” Mnuchin said.

The U.S. official held a number of meetings during his visit to Doha, including with the Qatari Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Prime Minister, Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.

In July, the United States and Qatar have signed an agreement aimed at combating the financing of terrorism.

The move came, after the gulf crisis began on Jun 5, when the Arab quartet, namely Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, decided to severe diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting and financing terrorism, which Doha denies.

Source: NAM News Network