Qatar’s Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and Prime Minister of the French Republic, Edouard Philippe, held last week an official talks session at the Amiri Diwan in Doha, and witnessed the signing of a number of agreements and Memorandums of Understanding between both governments.
They also addressed a press conference in which they called on the international community to make sincere efforts to find peaceful solutions to the current crises in Syria, Libya and Yemen, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).
They also talked about the bilateral cooperation in organizing 2022 World Cup. In the context of combating terrorism, the Qatari Prime Minister and Interior Minister said that the two countries’ vision is identical in rejecting terrorism in all its forms, noting that the State of Qatar spares no effort in combating terrorism at the national, regional and international levels.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between both countries and aspects of promoting and developing them in various fields, especially in the security, defense, cultural and educational fields. Both sides also exchanged views on regional and international developments of common interest.
At the outset of the session, the French Prime Minister expressed thanks and appreciation for joining the official opening of the National Museum of Qatar, which highlights the depth of the friendly cooperation relations between both countries in various fields.
He voiced his confidence that the meeting will contribute to instilling the strategic understanding and found an important phase for the distinguished bilateral relations.
The French Prime Minister met earlier with Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and reviewed the friendly relations between both countries as well as recent regional and international developments.
Philippe had arrived in Doha on Wednesday on an official visit and attended the inauguration of the National Museum of Qatar, designed by French architect Jean Novel.