France’s plea on Qatar

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RIYADH: French For­eign Min­is­ter Jean-Yves Le Drian ar­rived on Satur­day in Jed­dah, a ma­jor coastal city in western Saudi Ara­bia to help ad­dress the Qatar diplo­matic cri­sis.

“France calls for the lift­ing, as soon as pos­si­ble, of the mea­sures that af­fect the pop­u­la­tions, in par­tic­u­lar bi-na­tional fam­i­lies that have been sep­a­rated and stu­dents,” Le Drian said at a joint press con­fer­ence with Saudi For­eign Min­is­ter Adel Al-Jubeir.

Le Drian urged the four coun­tries that sev­ered diplo­matic ties with Qatar Saudi Ara­bia, the – United Arab Emi­rates, Bahrain and Egypt to re­solve the cri­sis through – di­a­logue. Xin­hua –

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