Qatar - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (17.07.17)

Q - Do you have assurances that the Qatar crisis will have no particular impact on our trade relations in the region?

A - On the occasion of his visit to the Gulf, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian noted that it is “preferable for the parties to engage in a de-escalation process, which is crucial for ensuring that negotiations take place in a constructive atmosphere.”

The minister also emphasized that “France wants to be a facilitator, to provide support […] for the mediation effort led by Kuwait.”

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