France welcomes the reciprocal reopening of the Qatari and Emirati embassies. Both of these countries are France’s allies and strategic partners. We commend the role played by the Gulf Cooperation Council in this regard.
The resumption of diplomatic relations between these countries is an important step toward strengthening regional security and stability in the Gulf. That is a priority that France supports and will continue to promote with its regional partners, particularly within the Baghdad format on regional cooperation. France is working with its partners on holding the third conference in this format by the end of the year.