Envoy hails strong France-Qatar ties
December 16 2017 12:42 AM
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Ambassador of the French Republic Eric Chevallier has said that Qatar’s National Day marks the beginning of the friendship and trust between the two friendly countries, and that since that date bilateral relations between Qatar and France have been strengthened and expanded.
The French ambassador extended congratulations to His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and the Qatari people on the occasion of the National Day.
In a statement to the Qatar News Agency (QNA) on the occasion of the National Day, the French ambassador stressed that the relations between the State of Qatar and France are excellent in all fields.
He referred to the visit of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani to Paris last September, and the visit of President Emmanuel Macron of the French Republic, to the State of Qatar on December 7, which mark the beginning of a new stage.
These visits also highlighted the diversity and strength of relations between the two countries, the French ambassador added.
The ambassador referred to the strength of relations between the two friendly countries, where they signed a number of agreements and contracts including a declaration of intent on the fight against terrorism and its financing, which illustrates the positive dynamic of the bilateral relations between France and Qatar.
The French envoy expressed his country’s pride in the presence of highly experienced French companies in a number of projects in Qatar which contribute to the development and economic diversification of the State of Qatar, and aim to achieve the ambitious goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.
He stressed that his country’s priorities in relation to the current Gulf crisis is to support the Kuwaiti mediation, pointing to the French president’s call for lifting the siege measures that affect the peoples.
There has also been a call from the  Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian to lift siege measures affecting peoples as soon as possible, in particular measures relating to bilaterally displaced families and students who have been forced to stop their studies.



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