U.S.-Qatar Gulf Security Dialogue
Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Alexander Vershbow will travel to Qatar November 3, 2010, to co-lead the fifth round of the Gulf Security Dialogue.
On November 3, Assistant Secretaries Shapiro and Vershbow, joined by U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, Joseph LeBaron, will meet in Doha, Qatar with Assistant Minister for Follow-up Affairs Mohammed Al-Rumaihi of the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the U.S.-Qatar Gulf Security Dialogue.
The Gulf Security Dialogue is the U.S. Government’s principal security coordination mechanism with the partner nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council. The Dialogue focuses on a wide range of political-military issues, including shared strategic challenges in the wider region and enhancing partnerships in the areas of security cooperation, counterterrorism, border security, nonproliferation and maritime security.