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David Cameron calls with the Emir of Qatar and the Prime Minister of Canada

Monday 1 February 2016

The UK Prime Minister made calls to the Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim and to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the London Conference.

Number 10 Downing Street

A Number 10 spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister made separate telephone calls to the Emir of Qatar and the Canadian Prime Minister yesterday evening to discuss preparations for this week’s Syria donors conference.

Speaking first to His Highness Sheikh Tamim, Emir of Qatar, the Prime Minister expressed his concerns over the Qatari hostages taken in Iraq. The Prime Minister and Emir also discussed the importance of seeing swift progress on the political track in Syria.

Both the Emir and Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, agreed with the Prime Minister that it was very important that the international community were generous in their pledges to the Supporting Syria conference, to be held in London later this week.

The Emir and the Canadian Prime Minister both confirmed they would be sending delegations to the conference and the Prime Minister said he looked forward to welcoming them to London.

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