Commander of Qatar Amiri Corps of Engineers (QACE) Major General (Engineer) Issa Ali al- Kubaisi inaugurated Tuesday the dormitories for the friendly forces at Al Udeid Air Base, as part of the base expansion project for which the foundation stone was laid in 2018.
Major General al-Kubaisi said that the dormitories consist of two buildings constructed in accordance with international specifications and standards, under the supervision of Qatar Amiri Corps of Engineers.
Speaking at a press conference following the inauguration of the new buildings, he praised the strong and solid relations between Qatar and the United States of America.
For his part, Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Doha John Desrocher underlined that Qatar and the US have extensive economic ties and robust security relationships, adding: "We are pleased to have a great friend with whom to advance security and prosperity in this region."
He expressed his gratitude to HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, who laid the foundation stone for the expansion project of Al Udeid Air Base in 2018.
The US envoy noted that the new dormitories represent years of planning and significant mental and physical efforts by many skilled people.
"It is a generous gift of the government of Qatar and a wonderful achievement.
"Our bilateral and multilateral military engagement in the region with partners and allies such as Qatar shows the world that we stand by you. By continuing to enhance the facility in Al Udeid, we continue to reinforce our strong ties to the Gulf region and demonstrate that the United States is committed to its regional allies," he stressed.
Desrocher noted that the buildings inaugurated were part of 14 buildings under construction. "The United States is very grateful to the government of Qatar for its strategic vision of the bilateral relations and for making this investment to improve capacity, quality of life and operational readiness," he said.