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11/28/2023, 4:23 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Blinken thanks Qatar for facilitating release of hostages from Gaza

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed gratitude to Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani for Qatar's efforts in securing the release of hostages held by Hamas.

Blinken welcomed Al-Thani's update on the agreement to extend the humanitarian pause in Gaza for the next 48 hours. The two also discussed the importance of sustained humanitarian assistance for civilians in Gaza, reaffirming the two countries' commitment to ensuring regional security and stability.

"Secretary Blinken reaffirmed the strength of the US-Qatar relationship as well as its importance to ensuring regional security and stability," State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said.

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