USQBC Hosts Luncheon Reception Featuring Timmy T. Davis, U.S. Ambassador to the State of Qatar

Washington, DC – On August 30th, 2022, the US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC) hosted a luncheon reception for USQBC’s US member companies featuring newly confirmed Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Ambassador Timmy T. Davis. The event was hosted at USQBC’s office building at 1700 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC, and was attended by USQBC’s member companies.

Mohammed Barakat, Managing Director and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of USQBC; delivered welcome remarks followed by Former Congressman Scott Taylor, President of USQBC; who delivered remarks and the introduction of Ambassador Davis. This was followed by remarks by Ambassador Davis and a Q&A session for USQBC members.  Ambassador Davis highlighted the strength of the U.S.-Qatar commercial partnership and his commitment to advancing it.

“Qatar is a critical ally of the United States and we collaborate on a range of issues,” said Scott Taylor, President of USQBC. “Ambassador Davis has incredible international diplomatic experience, is a U.S. Marine, and will represent our country well in Doha. We are excited about his appointment and we look forward to working with him to advance US-Qatar bilateral business relations.”

“It is our pleasure to host Ambassador Timmy T. Davis at the USQBC Head Office in Washington DC,” said Mohammed Barakat, the Managing Director and Treasurer of the Board of Directors at the US-Qatar Business Council. “Given his vast experience and knowledge, we are excited for Ambassador Davis’ contribution to the expansion of bilateral ties between the two countries.”

Ambassador Timmy T. Davis, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, was recently confirmed by the Senate by voice vote to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Qatar.  Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on June 16, 2022, Ambassador Davis said, “Our commercial relationship with Qatar directly benefits the American people, and…I [will] seek to deepen commercial ties. …Recent deals between Qatari and American companies like Boeing’s sale of cargo planes to Qatar Airways have created tens of thousands of American jobs.  I [will] also advocate on behalf of American companies pursuing opportunities in Qatar.”   

The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the State of Qatar. This milestone signifies the longevity and strength of the bilateral ties between the two countries. The United States and Qatar have established a solid base for distinguished regional and international political relations, in addition to deep commercial, security, and cultural partnerships. The countries share strong business ties in multiple sections including aviation and defense, and information and communication technology, supported by robust efforts from the U.S. Embassy in Doha. In recognition of this special partnership, President Joe Biden designated Qatar as a “Major Non-NATO Ally” to the United States.