“WE ARE NEUTRAL,” SAYS THE EMIR
The Emir, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has reaffirmed Qatar's neutral stance on developments in the region and said the country always stood for justice, equality, brotherly relations with other countries and peace. “We have always been playing the role of a mediator between countries with differences, provided they have sought our mediation. We are all for peace,” the Emir said while speaking at a dinner banquet hosted by French President Francois Hollande during his visit France to last month.
French President Francois Hollande (L) shakes hands with the Emir of Qatar HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani as he arrives at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 23. Sheikh Tamim is on an official visit to France focused on the Iraqi and Syrian crises, and the sale of French Rafale fighter planes to Qatar.
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