Minister for Europe and International Affairs Catherine Colonna hosted her Qatari counterpart, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani, for a working lunch throughout his go to to Paris for the Select France summit, which Ms. Colonna can also be attending.
The 2 ministers highlighted the superb relationship between France and Qatar, illustrated by the excessive variety of bilateral contacts we now have in quite a few areas. They reaffirmed their want to proceed increasing the political, financial and energy-related points of our strategic partnership. They mentioned the prospect of strengthening French-Qatari financial relations, amongst different issues, via mutual investments in productive and forward-looking sectors. In addition they mentioned stepping up our cooperation on power provides.
The ministers additionally addressed regional and worldwide points, particularly the Israeli-Palestinian battle. They emphasised the necessity to revive peace efforts within the Center East and their dedication to the two-state answer. The ministers mentioned the results of Russia’s conflict of aggression towards Ukraine, which is creating a world meals disaster and tensions on world oil markets. With regard to Iran, the minister thanked Qatar for its efforts associated to discussions on bringing Iran again into the JCPoA, and emphasised the significance of regional dialogue to scale back tensions within the Center East.
Lastly, the minister thanked Qatar for the function it continues to play in evacuations from Afghanistan and expressed France’s want to proceed coordinating on this space.