Macron tells Emir important to preserve stability in Gulf: Official

 06 Jun 2017 - 20:02

Macron tells Emir important to preserve stability in Gulf: Official
French President Emmanuel Macron. (AFP / POOL / CHARLES PLATIAU)


PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and said it was important to preserve stability in the Gulf and that he supported all initiatives to appease tensions that have erupted between Qatar and some of its Arab neighbours.

In a phone call with Emir Macron said France remained available to talk to all parties involved, an official at the French president's office said.

Macron also held a separate phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the crisis in the Gulf, the official added.

(Reporting by Michel Rose and Jean-Baptiste Vey; editing by Leigh Thomas)

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