Qatar–United States relations

Qatar – United States relations
Map indicating locations of Qatar and USA


United States

Qatar – United States relations are bilateral relations between the State of Qatar and the United States.


  • History 1
  • Educational ties 2
  • Diplomatic exchanges 3
    • Diplomatic visits 3.1
    • Residential staff 3.2
  • Military 4
    • 2014 deal 4.1
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Bilateral relations between the two countries have expanded in since the opening of the U.S. embassy in Doha in March 1973.[1] The first resident U.S. ambassador arrived in July 1974. Qatar and the United States coordinate closely on Middle Eastern regional diplomatic initiatives to increase security in the Persian Gulf. The two countries also have extensive economic links, especially in the hydrocarbons sector.[2] Qatar has also developed international educational institutions in the region to cater to the Middle Eastern market. Qatar also hosts an American military facility.[3]

Educational ties

Hundreds of Qatari students study in the United States. Six U.S. universities have branch campuses in Qatar's

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of State (Background Notes).[1]

  • Embassy of U.S.A. - Doha
  • Embassy of Qatar - Washington D.C.
  • History of Qatar - U.S. relations

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In 2014, the United States sold $11 billion worth of arms to Qatar, including AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and Patriot and Javelin defense systems.[15] Qatar also announced that it would invest in NH90 helicopters from NH Industries for $2.76 billion.[16]

2014 deal

In 2003, the US military base Doha International Air Base (also known as Camp Snoopy) was closed.[14]

As of 2015, the following American bases currently exist:

Beginning in 1992, Qatar has built intimate military ties with the United States, and is now the location of U.S. Central Command’s Forward Headquarters and the Combined Air Operations Center.


The U.S. maintains an embassy[13] in Doha, Qatar.

Principal U.S. officials include:

Residential staff

[10] travelled to Qatar in March, 2013.John Kerry and Secretary [9] visited Qatar in February, 2010,Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State [8], the 21st Secretary of Defense from 2001 to 2006, also visited Qatar in 2002.Donald Rumsfeld [7]

Diplomatic visits

Diplomatic exchanges

in 2008. [5]Northwestern University and [4]