Doha, 29 June (TDI): The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammad Abdulrahman Al Thani, received a phone call from the Foreign Minister of France,  Catherine Colonna.

The two dignitaries held talks to discuss issues of joint interest.

During the phone call, both ministers exchanged words and reviewed bilateral cooperation between the two states.

The two leaders primarily highlighted, in particular, the areas of joint interest and development in the fields of investment.

The phone call also dealt with other significant current global issues, such as the latest developments in the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Apart from this, the two ministers discussed on the call the situation in Lebanon as well as Libya.

In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister of Qatar highlighted Qatar’s call to resolve the international dispute by diplomatic means. This came as a result of the crisis between Russia and Ukraine.

Qatar’s Deputy Prime Minister stressed the importance of negotiations and dialogue rather than taking any action that would further lead towards the escalation of the issue.

On Libya’s issue, Sheikh Mohammad Abdulrahman Al Thani stated his full support in favor of peaceful solutions for Libya.

Emphasis was laid on the implementation of related United Nations Security Council Resolutions. This is to re-anchor the political track in Libya.

It also preserves the state’s sovereignty and unity in the light of brotherly aspirations for the development of Libya.

Furthermore, the call also reviewed the importance of a regional dialogue with Iran, keeping in mind the recent developments in the talks over the nuclear agreement.

Qatar-France bilateral relations

Both Qatar and France share similar political views on various international issues. France is Qatar’s strategic partner and ally in the Middle East region.

Moreover, both have signed agreements in all notable areas, including political, economic, cultural, technical, scientific, and even military agreements as well.