Press release

PM calls with the Emir of Qatar and the Prime Minister of Canada: 1 February 2016

David Cameron made calls to the Emir of Qatar His Highness Sheikh Tamim and to Canadian PM Justin Trudeau about the Syria donors conference.

A Downing Street 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.