Qatar’s Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani met at the Emiri Diwan office in Doha on Tuesday with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and his accompanying delegation on the occasion of their visit to the country.
During the meeting, they reviewed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them. They also discussed a number of topics of common interest, Qatar News Agency reported.
Qatar’s Minister of State for Defense Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah also met on Tuesday with Defense Minister of the French Republic Jean-Yves Le Drian (photo).
Talks during the meeting covered issues of mutual concern and ways of promoting relations mainly, in the military areas.
Earlier, Le Drian arrived in Muscat Saturday evening, on a visit to the Sultanate of Oman during which he met with a number of senior officials in the Sultanate and held talks with Sayyid Badr bin Saud al Busaidy, Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs.
The French Minister of defense was welcomed by Brigadier Saud bin Khalifa al Hatmi, Head of Military Protocol and Public Relations at COSAF, and the French Ambassador to the Sultanate, Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
Furthermore, Omani Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said met with visiting French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.
During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations, in addition to reviewing the current situations at the regional and international arenas and matters of common concern.