A Conversation with His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar

A Conversation with His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar

(bell tolling) – [Announcer] Ladies and
gentlemen, please welcome to the stage, John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown
University and His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani,
Amir of the State of Qatar. (audience applauds) – Well good morning and thank you all for being here in joining
us in Gaston Hall. We are honored by this
opportunity to welcome His Highness, the Amir
of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani
to Georgetown this morning. Your Highness, it’s an
extraordinary privilege to have you with us today
and I look forward to our conversation in just a few moments. I’d like to take a moment
to welcome the many special guests who are here
today and speak to the context that brings us together. I wish to welcome His
Excellency Ambassador Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari, Ambassador of the State of
Qatar to the United States, His Excellency Dr. Khalid
Mohammad Al Attiyah, Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Ali Sharif Al
Emadi, Minister of Finance. I want to thank you for your
presence here this morning and I wish to offer my gratitude
to the Embassy of Qatar and the Qatary delegation
for their contributions to today’s events. You have our deep appreciation. We come together today in Gaston Hall. Throughout our history,
this Hall has served as one of the most important
places for public discourse, in discussion here in Washington. And coming together today with
a distinguished world leader, we cannot help but recognize
our interconnectedness, our shared interest in the
issues at stake in this conversation, our shared
investment in understanding and responding to global challenges. We know that our world is
more interconnected than ever. We now live in a time when
thanks to unprecedented advances in transportation
and communications, and information technology,
nations are increasingly interdependent, people
more interconnected, humanity less divided
by narrow domestic walls than ever before in history. This interconnectedness
makes gatherings like this that much more important. Being global is fundamentally
about connecting, about how we connect, how
we engage the opportunities of connecting and how we
navigate the challenges as well. Universities have a special
role in contributions to make, such as through the
dialogue we convened today and through our partnerships
around the world. Earlier this month, I had
the privilege to be in Doha with my colleagues from the
main campus to celebrate the 10th anniversary of
Georgetown’s presence in Education City through our school of foreign service present there. It is in this context
that we are privileged to have with us this
morning the Amir of Qatar to speak to our community
about issues of importance to Qatar and to our world. One of the youngest heads
of state in the world, the Amir began his
service after his father Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani stepped down. Since becoming Amir in June 2013, he has provided steady
leadership in a region often beset by turbulence. In his roles both as
Crown Prince and now Amir, he has been instrumental in
raising the international profile of Qatar. He has served in top
security and economic posts and has been responsible
for promoting Qatar’s ties in the region including
with such key nations as Saudi Arabia. In 2009, he was appointed
deputy commander in chief of Qatar’s armed forces. He’s also played a major
role in shaping Qatar’s contributions to the world of sport. He’s a member of the
national Olympic Committee as well as chairman of the
Qatar National Olympic Committee and was a large part of
the successful bid to bring the FIFA World Cup to Qatar in 2022. Just a few days ago and
this is his first visit to Washington since assuming
his responsibilities as Amir, he met with President Obama. The meeting emphasized the strong ties, commercial, educational,
scientific, technological, shared between our nations
and the commitment we have to addressing the most
urgent issues in the region from terrorism and conflict
to engaging Arab youth. Your Highness, we welcome
you to Georgetown. We thank you for being here today. We will now begin a
conversation and then we’ve been able to secure some
questions from some of you who were in line and I’ll
try to go through a set of questions that I’ve
prepared and then go through a set of questions that
we’ve been able to secure from all of you. Again, thank you all for being here today and it’s now my privilege to engage in conversation with the Amir. (audience applauds) – Well, Mr. President,
dear faculty, first of all, thank you for having me here. It’s an honor and it
all began a few days ago when you were in Doha
and we had the meeting and you asked me, you invited me kindly to come to Georgetown and it was an honor, but I didn’t realize that I’m gonna be facing in front of me, students and faculty so you know, it’s not easy so I need your help if there are any questions. But really, it’s an honor for me. I’m very happy to be here. Let me just begin by saying, you know, congratulations to all
of us that Georgetown’s been in Doha now for 10 years. We all know how important
this prestigious university, being in the region of the Middle East, but we realize how much, how important it is when we see our
students graduating from there and trying, playing a
bigger role in my country and also in the region. I’m sure some of the
students here, we’re going to see them having high
positions in either in this country or back at their country so I think as you said Mr. President, I’ve been Amir now since 2013. Our region is unstable. We have a lot of problems
happening around us. Thanks to God that Qatar
and the gulf region is a stable countries. It doesn’t mean that we are, you know, we should sit back and relax. We have to do lots of work, lots of reform and to try and solve problems around us. I’ve been in this position, 2013. It wasn’t, you know, thanks to my father, I had lots of advice,
lots of help from him. Still, it was very difficult to be dealing with all those issues. I became Amir just three or four days before what happened in
Egypt, the 13th of June. And I had to deal with the situation, not me only, but I was
one of the countries, one of the leaders that had
to deal with the situation to try to find a solution in Egypt. It was very difficult. Unfortunately, you know, I tried my best. I wasn’t successful. There are reasons for that, but you know, I was supposed to have a
speech and talk to you, but I decided, you know, I
would just let it go easily like that, it’s much
easier for me and I think it’s much easier for you
if you have any questions. I don’t want to take much of your time to talk to you, boring
you with what I did. You know, I know that
some of you have questions to ask me, but let us, since
we are at a university, at a very important university, I think if we could
concentrate on the importance and the role of the youth in our region to be very important because they were the youth that’s played
the most important role in the Arab spring and believe me, some of them, many of
them, I was surprised when I met them after the
revolution from different parts of the countries that
stood up against dictatorship. They are very intelligent,
they are very clever and they have a great
vision for the future. So we should try to talk about
this and we can help them in the future. So I’m, I don’t know if
I should say anything, but I will be expecting
questions from you. So thank you very much, Mr.
President and I’ll say it again. I’m very honored to be
sitting in front of you here. – Thank you so much. So I, we have been able
to pull some questions from the audience. Let me get started though,
first with your visit. You’ve been here three days now. Your first visit in your role as Amir. Tell us about your meeting
with President Obama. How did the discussion go? What, how do you see the importance, the significance of the
relationship between your country and the United States? – Well, it was a nice meeting. He was very easy-going,
which it’s a personality that I like and I get along very quickly. I think it was a very
good meeting with all the officials here in DC. It’s a very important visit for me, first visit for me as an, in my position. We have a strategic relation with America. People talk a lot about
military, security, but there’s something very
important that, you know, we should talk about and
we should also promote more is educational relationship
we have America. We have, of course,
Georgetown and five other great American universities
in Doha with other institutes as well, but overall, the
meetings went very well. We had a lot to discuss. Honestly speaking, we
were discussing mainly about the regional
problem because the region with all the terrorist
movements and dictatorships and some war, and the
war in Syria and Iraq and with the situation in Yemen as well. We were discussing mainly
about those countries. We spoke briefly about how the important the relation is between both countries, but overall, I think the
meeting went very well. – So President Obama’s not
the first head of state you’ve been in recent days. Shortly before your visit
here to the United States, you were in Saudi Arabia
to meet with King Salman. Can you give us a sense
of how that meeting went and how you would
understand the nature of the relationship between your
country and the Saudi’s? – It’s, for us as a small
country on the Gulf, Saudi Arabia is the most important country to have a relation with. We had a historic relationship
with Saudi Arabia, very strong relationship with Saudi Arabia and it is still as strong
and it will always be strong. I will make sure that
the relation stays strong with Saudi Arabia. We all know that there is a
big pressure on Saudi Arabia with what’s going on around the region, that Saudi Arabia should, is a big country and they can handle this
pressure and it’s their role to try to solve problems
around the region. And I’m confident that King Salman and the people aiding him, as well, especially the second
generation aiding him. I’m confident that they will do a good job and they’ll do, at least, I
know that they’ll do their best. But it’s up to us as well to help them for them to stabilize the region. They have a big task ahead of them. It’s not gonna be easy and it’s not easy to be successful with what’s going on but the meeting went very
well and I’m confident that King Salman will help
to stabilize the region, but it’s going to be very difficult. – Place your country’s recent
growth and development. Under your father’s
leadership, as I mentioned in my opening remarks,
you played increasingly important roles over the
course of the last decade. Take us through what this
last decade has been like for your country and how
you understand the nature of your responsibility in the region. – Well, first of all, we start
of what we did internally. The reforms that we did internally. We concentrated a lot on education. We believe that education is a thing that we should invest in. So that is why we invited six of the best American universities in
Doha and also we did lots of reform in our education system in Qatar. We have a great Qatar university. We improved it a lot. It’s been all strong, but we
had to improve a lot in it. We had to do, we did a lot
of reforms in our country. If you go back 15 years
ago, we first started with the municipality election. It was a big thing in our
country and it went well. It’s still going. We have also other things
to be done as well. One of them is the
elected Majlis as-Shura, which is a parliament and
hopefully it’s going to be very soon. There’s just some legal
issues and logistics issues to be dealt with, but we
are committed to do what’s better for our country. My father did a lot for our country. Of course, I’m not my father. Even if I try to be like my father, I cannot be like my father. I should take all the
advantages that my father did and try to harden them as well and I say everybody’s different. But my father did a
great job for his country for the region and I am
very proud and my country’s very proud of. – One of the challenges of leadership is there are a set of
short-term, urgent matters that require your attention
and then there are longer-term, more developmental issues that
require care and attention. How would you differentiate
right now the most immediate short-term challenges that
you must address and then how do you balance those with
the longer-term questions that your country faces? – Well, I think for the short-term, that we should address the security. Security is very important. We have economical challenges,
we have many challenges, but I think the security
due to what’s going on around our region. We say we’re stable, yes. We are a stable country,
but what happens in Yemen and Egypt and Syria and
Iraq affects us one another. And the longer it takes, the more effect that we’re going to be affected by. There’s something very
interesting that we should, that we are working on
very, very hard and I know that it’s going to be a great challenge. It’s depending on the oil for our income. This has been the challenge. If we go back just 100
years ago, more or less, 100 years ago, our country
and the countries around us were dependent on selling the pearl, but after the pearl planting
came, farming, sorry, came and our Japanese friends
found this new system, we were broke so we were in trouble. Now when the oil came, we
started breathing again. We are, in the ’70s, we faced
a big drop of oil prices. We were all depending on oil. The same thing happened
in the ’80s, the ’90s and now also, the drop of the oil prices. Yes, yes we are a rich country, but we have to see what
we did to be at this level and in the mid-90’s when
my father first took over, the oil price was so
low, was how much was it? $8, and you know, we were
in trouble finding money to pay salaries. People don’t think that, you know, we are, a rich country, but no. We had our difficult moments,
but the way how to challenge them now is how to have
other resources than the oil price. We know that one day,
we will not be depending on oil and gas. When, I hope it’s going to be
long, but I don’t know when it’s going to be, but
we have to be depending on other things and one
of the, the main thing that we’re doing is we’re investing, we’re having a lot of
investments and to make sure that things go alright, as
I said, the main investment in this was with education
and this is the challenge and these are the youth in the future will be running the
country and we’ll make sure that our economy stays stable. – When you arrived earlier in the week, you had an op-ed in The New York Times and in that you described
the root cause of terrorism to be hopelessness, among the youth. How do you see empowering
youth in the region? Right now we estimate there
are probably 100 million young people between the
ages of roughly 15 and 29 in the Arab world. How do we empower youth? How do you see yourself
and your nation being a part of the solution to this? – Well, President, when
I talk about things, I like giving examples, you know, to make things easier for
everybody to understand. When we go back a few years
ago, when the Arab Spring started, if you think of it
and you go back four years, you didn’t hear about
any terrorist attack, any terrorist movement. Everything was quiet. All those youth, they had, you know, they saw their future, they had ambitions. They thought that they were
going to have a better future when they started this Arab Spring. Now, the problem that we’re facing now is the counter revolution. We call it the counter revolution. People call it other names. Well, we call it counter revolution. Now if those youth, we
don’t give them a chance and participate in sharing power, because this is what they wanted. They wanted dignity and freedom. If we don’t make them participate and put them in jail or no jobs, this is what I call hopeless. They’ll be looking for other things. Now going back to giving examples. Some of the youth that stood up against leaders, dictators, they were moderate. Muslims, but they were moderate. They believe in living together. You know, they believe in democracy. After the Arab, after
the counter revolution, some of them unfortunately
went to terrorist groups and we have them by name and we know which party they were
and they weren’t even in the Islamic party before. So this is what I mean. Hopeless, you know, you have to give them hope for the future. This is what I meant in that
and we don’t, of course, I don’t like saying
that because I’m Muslim but you know, we should
never tie terrorists with our religion because
terrorism doesn’t have a religion. Every religion had
terrorist movements one day in history. So we shouldn’t tie this to our religion, but hope is the most important thing we should give to our youth. – Your visit comes at a
time in the United States where we’re very focused
on trying to determine what’s the most appropriate response to the threats in Syria,
particularly from ISIS. Did your visit here to
the US give you some sense of an approach that will make sense for us we go forward in
addressing this challenge? – Okay, Syria, we have
to, when I spoke with officials here, we have to
identify and see the real cause of those terrorist movements. When the Syria people stood
up against Bashar al-Assad, asked him for freedom, dignity. You can go back and you can go check. They weren’t, all of them
were youth asking for dignity and freedom and
there wasn’t movement. We said that from day one. If Bashar al-Assad
doesn’t find the solution in solving his problem, we will be facing terrorist movement because the way he was
treating his people, killing his people,
young people, if we don’t find a solution, we will be dealing with, we will find terrorist groups
that nobody can control. Now, it’s important for people
to understand how this thing started in Syria. They were asking for freedom, dignity. 50 kids or 12 kids at
the age of 12, 13, 14, just wrote on the wall. Leave, Bashar al-Assad. You have to leave. They were put in jail. Some of them, their nails were taken off and those are young boys and girls, boys. Now, if you’re gonna see your child being treated like that just
because he did something small on the wall and
you forgive the regime, but you ask for your child to come back, and then after that, the
regime starts killing his own people, what do you all
expect this atmosphere, what will the atmosphere create? It will create a terrorist
movement that we are facing now. Now my, what I always say
and also that, I told that to the president. Yes, it’s important that we
have to face terrorist movement. It’s a threat to us and to
all of us, to everybody. But we have to see what caused all this and we have to make sure
that if we’re going to fight these groups, that these
groups don’t come back again. Because if we fight them and
we leave the main reason, they’ll come back again
in the near future. So it is difficult, but we
have to face two things. There is the regime that’s
killing his own people and there is those terrorist groups. Unfortunately now in Syria,
there is terrorist groups and there is the regime. People tend to forget those
millions in the middle that demanded for their freedom, who are the important people,
who we should also support for in the future in Syria. This is how I see things in Syria. – And do you have a sense
today that a collective will and a collective strategy
is emerging to address this combination? – There is, there is, but
I’ll be honest with you. We shouldn’t only be depending on America. Us Arab countries, we
should do our own work and then we should ask the
Americans if we need help to help us solve our problems. The problem that we’ve been seeing, we’ve been always blaming the Americans. Yes, the Americans have their mistakes. I have my point of view,
a different point of view, but we have to depend on ourselves as well as Arab countries. We have the capability
to be solid together, to be facing those terrorist movements and also to be helping those populations for their freedom and
then we can ask the help of America to help us in this. But there’s a sense, yes, what I’ve been hearing from officials here that the regime in Syria lost legitimacy. They know that and they’re worried about the terrorist movements. But we all forget that
there are millions of people in the middle that are
the people that we have to bet on and to help. – We asked members of the
audience to ask some questions while they were in line to come in. And so I’ve got a few of those here. Let me take these on. The first one comes
from someone from Qatar. “As someone who calls Qatar home, “how can we work to get
away from the negative media “coverage and show the world
that we stand as a nation “to make a difference
according to our vision? “What is government policy
and how can we contribute “to address it?” – It’s a good question. There have been some
negative things in the media about Qatar and for me, honestly speaking, I don’t have a problem
when somebody criticizes me or criticizes our policy. We’re fine with that and we have friends that do that as well, but
what hurts me sometimes is when you see something in the media which is not true about my country. Now, the way how we’ve been dealing, we don’t have response. We used to say no, what
they say is not true. Sorry for this language. It was rubbish, so we’re
not going to answer them. People know the policy of
Qatar, which is not true. People listen to the media,
people read the newspaper. If we don’t go and talk to the people and to show them what is
the policy of my country, whether you agree or don’t
agree, but I have to show you the policy of my country
and then you can judge. But if we give chance for
others to write on our behalf, of course you guys will
believe what they say because we’re not responding. But now, you know, as a Qatari student or somebody living here
who asked me this question, it’s an important
question, but we are doing everything now to make sure that our voice will be listened by the
media, by all our friends because I know that we
have lots of friends. But they tell us, guys, we cannot help you if you don’t help yourself. So this is what we’re doing now. That’s why I’m here. That’s why I have to visit
friends in Washington. That’s why I’m meeting with media people. That’s why I’m honored
to be meeting faculty and students here to
talk about our policy. At the end, we’ll
disagree and we’ll agree, but I want you to know
from me, from our people what exactly that we’re doing. Something said in the media, negative and as I said, I don’t
have any problem with it. But you have to listen
to our voice and then you can judge by yourself
what people say about Qatar. – So the World Cup in 2022. Shameless plug for Georgetown. We have two of the
greatest soccer programs. Our men and women’s soccer programs among the best in the United States, but that’s not relevant to my question. (audience laughs) So there’s some controversy, but it also has great
significance, I think, as you move forward in presenting
your country to the world. First, tell us what the World Cup means for your country and
second, how do you defend your country against
allegations of cheating to get the World Cup. – Well, there’s been lots
of talk about the World Cup, all that World Cup happening in Qatar, even former World Cups, why
did it go to this country, didn’t go to the other country. You know how important
soccer is and sports is. We are very proud that
we’re going to be hosting the World Cup in 2022. I think the main reason
that we were successful in hosting this World Cup is because, and we believe in that,
is that this World Cup is for all the Arabs, and not for Qatar. If it was Qatar, I’m sure
we wouldn’t be successful. We said that this World
Cup is for all the Arabs and that’s why we’re successful. It’s a big challenge
and those allegations, as I said, you know,
I’m not just going to go and any person says anything about Qatar, I’m going to answer. There’s FIFA and they
had people investigating and everything, they
investigated with everybody. All the officials that we have in Qatar and they found out that
there’s about Qatar. Now, it’s bad to say
that the race was between Qatar and America to
hold the World Cup 2022. And I know that you guys,
people here were very upset that how come this small country can beat this great country, but
I think, you should be, you’re all sports, you should
believe that, you know, you can lose sometimes. (audience laughs and applauds) No, serious. And there’s something, I
don’t know if it’s polite to say or something. After winning the World Cup,
when I was waiting to host, to welcome the delegation,
I wasn’t there for it. So one guy came to me and asked me. He said, President Obama
said that the World Cup shouldn’t go to Qatar,
it should go to America. I don’t know if he said it or not. My answer was, what was my answer? God forgive him for saying that. That was my answer, but I think, you know, this World Cup is very
important for our nation and you guys should support
it because you guys don’t know how important that this World Cup brought all the Arabs together. If you see children
from Libya, from Egypt, from all around the Arab
world crying because we won the World Cup and
the same thing a Qatari would do if any other
nation win the World Cup so it’s very important for us. – [John] And the plans are proceeding? – Yes, everything’s doing well. – Great. So here’s the third
question from our audience. Given the recent spat with
the Gulf Corporation Council and the conflict with Egypt,
Qatar has come under fire for alleged intervention in the affairs of other Arab countries. With these events, what
do you see as Qatar’s role in the GCC, in the
Arab world as a whole. – Qatar plays a big role in the GCC like any other GCC countries. This question has been
asked to me many times. We had different views on Egypt. We all agree that Egypt
is an important country. Egypt should be stable
and it’s not up to me or up to the Americans or up to the GCC who chooses who wants Egypt. The people of Egypt are responsible of choosing their president. Now there is a government there. We have differences, but we all agree that this government has to be stable. Now, instead of asking help from outside, I only say that this government
should help itself before. Then we can help the Egyptians. But my policy is to make
sure if there’s anything that I can help to stabilize the situation in Egypt, I would do so. We had differences between
Qatar and some GCC countries concerning our force to Egypt. We don’t interfere in Egypt. We have never interfered in Egypt. But what we did is when
a government was elected, we stood by the government
and what happened in 13th of June, we believed
that it was wrong and it could’ve done in another way. They could’ve done another election, but the way how it happened was wrong. Now this is the past, now we
should look in the future now. What will this government do? At the end, we are there. If there’s any help that we can do, we will be happy to help. It’s our duty to help, actually. – So we know we’re your
last stop in Washington before heading onto your
next leg of your US tour. So this will be our last
question for this morning. First, thank you for
supporting the Arab language and Olive Program at Washington
Latin Public Charter School. What is your vision for education and intercultural exchange in Qatar? What is the role of Arab
language instruction? What would you like US students to learn about Qatar and Qatari culture? – Well, first of all, you know, anything that will support Arab language, always the first one to be supported so we will always be happy to
support this great language. What do I want people to
learn about my culture? Well my culture is among the culture of the Arab peninsula. It’s a great culture and
by learning the language, you will understand the culture. Talking about Arabic, Mr. President, something very important
that I personally worked on with my staff in Doha. We had some classes in
schools and universities that were taught in English and I said that we have a great
language and it’s a very important language. There are good examples around the world that they teach everything
in their language. So why don’t we do it in Arabic? There was a big debate,
but we’re successful now. All the classes are taught in Arabic. So this is how I look
into my Arabic language. It’s very important and we
hope, if there’s anything that we can add and
help, for American people to learn this language,
we will be happy to do so. – Thank you. So that was our last question. I want to thank you for
your presence here today and wish you the very best for the rest of your trip here in the United States. I want to express my gratitude to all here in the audience for being a
part of our conversation today. I’m grateful for your presence. I ask that our delegation,
our special guests from Qatar leave as we exit the stage. Again, I want to thank you for being here and wish you the very best. – Thank you very much. (audience applauds) – Thank you.
– It’s been a pleasure.

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  10. It's gonna be nearly impossible for anyone to see a better leader than our sheikh Tamim.. Allah bless him with best of dunya and akhirah and reward him abundantly for providing soo many benefits to the residents and nationals.

  11. Honestly speaking we respect Sheikh Tamim from the bottom of our heart as well as a very handsome Personality you have and simontaniously a Great King indeed May God always bless upon you and prosper you in the entire Universe from India.

  12. His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar…So young, so talented, knowledgeable and very big responsibility on his shoulders to take his small but very important country Qatar by all means in all fields to participate and improve education of his country…It does not matter how big country is what is matters is how strong leader or Emir is ruling that country which he is as he is so qualified, has an eagle's eye on all Arab countries and their problems especially wars in Yemen, Syria and relationship with Saudia which is a very strong Islamic State…Overall, Georgetown University is really honored by his presence and his so detailed and clear answers and now in 2019 his country just so much improved by all means and yes Soccer World Cup in 2022 Qatar holding its great honor for world countries to play in this country which as he said he too is so obliged to took place in his country…God bless him and his great country….

  13. I'm proud of you as a real leader… I'm living in your Country Safely .secure.with dignity, and love, and i really appreciate all services provided by Qatar…. Much love to Qatar and For this great leader

  14. I really do respect this man, he is a lot more different from the other (Emirs)
    The way that he deals with the Arab-Spring and the people demands makes him a great leader 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  15. Your royal highness it is with great joy and honour to listen to such a smart man like you. We should have 2or3 Kings or rulers like you the Arabian penesular will be a peaceful place. Long live your royal highness

  16. I am working in Qatar since 2016.I have immense respect to the Emir.He is very matured,educated,visionary and great orator.He is one of the polished leader among the few.How he handled the Saudi- Qatar tension it was like a true champ.

  17. Friends u all rich from heart my daughter is sick fits anyone who want to share my pain please help . my wife bank account name HINA
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