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Gulf crisis: Macron Reaffirms France's Willingness to Support Kuwaiti Mediation

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Merkel, addressing reporters alongside the emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, said she hoped dialogue could lead to "fair compromises".

They rejected any reconciliation with Qatar because of its misleading policies, and which has absolutely no intention to heed to the demands of the Arab quartet: Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, nor would it categorically accept shutting down Al Jazeera channel, which broadcast seditious ideas, incite terrorism and violence and feed the youth in the region with extremist ideologies as well as instigate peoples against their leaders.

"The President of the Republic has reaffirmed the will of France, which has relations of friendship and trust with all the countries involved in this crisis, to play an active role in support of Kuwaiti mediation, to ensure that a swift solution to this situation is found", said the French Presidential Palace in a statement made public after the meeting.

"We view with concern the fact that 100 days since the start of the conflict no solutions can yet be seen", Merkel told the joint press conference.

Qatar's ruling emir met Angela Merkel on Friday, the Gulf country is ready to sit at the negotiating table.

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In an interview with the news magazine Le Point last week, Macron said both Qatar and Saudi Arabia had financed "groups that are not the same ones, but which have de facto contributed to terrorism".

Food price inflation eased in Qatar during August, government data showed, suggesting the country was successful in reducing the impact of the unjustifiable blockade imposed by some Arab states.

Qatar is on way to become subservient to Iran as it allows Tehran to breach its sovereignty, control its foreign policy matters and run its domestic affairs.


The Arab states accuse Qatar of backing "terrorism", an allegation Qatar denies.

With regard to the position towards some German companies in which Qatar has invested and now facing economic difficulties, His Highness the Emir said that Qatar has great confidence in the German economy and it is a strategic partnership.

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