Q - The Kuwaiti paper Al-Qabas reports that Mr. Le Drian is arriving in the Gulf with a European initiative and several specific proposals to end the crisis. Can you confirm this?
A - As the President affirmed in Trieste on July 12, Jean-Yves Le Drian will be visiting the region on July 15 and 16 “in order to hold talks with all our partners, in a situation of high tension.”
He noted that since the outbreak of the crisis, France had been acting as an intermediary with the aim of “easing tensions” and “holding discussions with each of the parties, to restore calm in the region.”