Emir holds talks with French President; Macron in Qatar for official visit

 07 Dec 2017 - 14:13

Emir holds talks with French President; Macron in Qatar for official visit
Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and French President Emmanuel Macron give a press conference in Doha on December 7, 2017. AFP / KARIM JAAFAR


Doha: The Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and French President Emmanuel Macron held official talks at the Emiri Diwan on Thursday morning.
The session was attended by the Deputy Emir H H Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani.
It was also attended by a number of Ministers. On the French side, the session was attended by members of the official delegation accompanying the President.
During the session, the two sides discussed means to enhance the relations between the two countries and aspects of developing them in various fields for the interests of both countries.
They also discussed the Gulf crisis and the siege imposed on Qatar. In this context, the Emir and the French President renewed their call for a solution through dialogue and within the framework of the Kuwaiti mediation.
Furthermore, the two sides exchanged views on the situation in Palestine, Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq as well as a number of issues of common interest.    
US President Donald Trump's decision recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the plan to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and its consequences for security and stability in the region were also discussed in the session. 
They also reviewed efforts of the two countries in the fight against terrorism in the framework of regional and international efforts to counter this phenomenon and dry up its financial sources and address its causes.
The French President had arrived earlier at the Emiri Diwan where he was accorded an official reception ceremony.