31 October, 2019
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Qatar: Strategic committee meeting
Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan co-chaired the fifth session of the Qatar Turkey Supreme Strategic Committee on 25 November in the Emiri Diwan. Topics under discussion in Doha included political, energy, economic, investment and tourism links. An existing currency swap agreement between the two central banks was amended. Erdogan said the Turkish military base in Qatar, where 5,000 troops are stationed, was now complete and would be named after the 7th century Muslim commander Khalid Bin Walid, whose armies united Arabia for the first time.