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Al Jubeir: We will present full file to France on excesses of Qatar

Saudi minister lauds French resolve to fight terrorism

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Adel Al Jubeir
Gulf News

JEDDAH: Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Adel Al Jubeir, said that the Foreign Ministry will provide the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs with a complete file of negative actions carried out by Qatar over the years, referring to also providing the American side and other countries with the same file.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, during a joint press conference held in Jeddah yesterday with the French Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Al Jubeir said that he hoped that the crisis would be resolved within the Gulf countries, and for Qatar to have the wisdom to respond to the demands of the international community, not just the four countries. He pointed out that the international community refuses their support of terrorism and extremism, and hosting people involved in this matter.

Al Jubeir said that during his meeting with the French Minister he discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, efforts exerted to combat terrorism and extremism, and the most prominent regional and international issues.

He added that they also discussed region’s current situation, peace process developments, the situation in Syria, finding solutions to the implementation of the Geneva Declaration 1 and Security Council Resolution No. 2254, as well as the situation in Iraq, SPA added.

Al Jubeir stressed that there are basic principles that all countries, including Qatar, must abide by, including stop the support of terrorism, extremism, incitement and spreading hatred through the media in any form, in addition to stop hosting terrorist people or those involved in the financing of terrorism or wanted from their countries, and not to interfere in the affairs of countries in the regions.

The French Minister expressed his concern about the current crisis with Qatar and its political and economic impact. He pointed out that France is in contact with all parties, and that this crisis will allow the strengthening of all mechanisms to combat terrorism, praising Saudi efforts to eradicate this scourge.

About France’s position on the Qatar crisis, he pointed out that it consists of a number of points, including the firm commitment of all to fight terrorism, and stand against those who support and finance terrorism, stressing the need for the GCC countries to remain together to stay as an impenetrable barrier against terrorists.

Le Drian stressed that the solution to this crisis must stay among the GCC countries, pointing out that France does not want to replace anyone and that it just wants to add its efforts to other countries efforts, that are similarly concerned and want to support the Kuwaiti mediation.