Foreign Minister Meets With French Counterpart


HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani met Saturday with HE the French Republic’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is currently visiting the country.

They discussed bilateral relations and the means to enhance them, in addition to discussing issues of joint interest.

HE the Foreign Minister discussed with his French counterpart the latest developments of the GCC crisis and all the illegal measures taken against the State of Qatar.

HE the Foreign Minister stressed that the State of Qatar was prepared to hold constructive dialogue with the siege countries, so long as it doesn’t infringe on the sovereignty of the State of Qatar and that it is done in accordance to international law.

His Excellency noted the importance of cooperation in counter-terrorism efforts, adding that he looked forward to cooperation with the French Republic in that field.

For his part, the French Minister stressed on the importance of finding a resolution to the crisis and called for lifting all the measures that affect joint families and civilians.

He also stressed on the importance of cooperating in countering terrorist groups, particularly those designated by the United Nations and stressed that everyone must work hard to combat terrorist.

HE the French Minister of Foreign Affairs also praised the commitment of the two countries to enhancing cooperation in the field of counter-terrorism and its finance more than any time in the past.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs