Offbeat Macron finishes his tour in the Gulf by meeting the Saudi Crown Prince
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The Prince Heir Mohammed Ben Salmane, the strong man of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, welcomed the French president in the early afternoon in the Royal Palace of the great Saudi port city.
arrived Saturday in Jeddah, on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, to chat with the Prince heir Mohammed Ben Salmane of the "Stability" in the Middle East and the situation in Lebanon. The strong man of the Kingdom, in Abaya Brown, welcomed the French President in the early afternoon in the Royal Palace of the Great Saudi Port Cité. After an interview, they had to lunch together.
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Emmanuel Macron is thus one of the first Western leaders to meet Mohammed Ben Salmane since the assassination in 2018 of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to the consulate of his country in Istanbul. The image of the International Prince International has since been strongly tarnished by this case. The head of state justified this meeting in judging necessary to speak to Saudi Arabia, "first Gulf country in terms of size", to be able to "work for the stability of the region". But that "does not mean that we are complacent," he assured, alluding to this assassination.
"I note that Saudi Arabia organized the G20 from the year following (the Khashoggi case) and I did not note that many powers have boycotted" this great international meeting, A-T -il still raised. "We have always been clear on the subject of human rights or this case".
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against the Saudi Crown Prince, he had in particular plead the cause of Lebanon where the economic crisis was aggravated by the diplomatic blossom open in October with several states of the Gulf, at the forefront of which Arabia, which had in particular. frozen its imports. In order to take advantage of the resignation, announced Friday, the Lebanese Minister George Kordahi, at the origin of the crisis for criticizing Ryad's military intervention in Yemen. Welcoming this resignation, Emmanuel Macron expressed his hopes for "being able to re-engage all the Gulf countries in the relationship with Lebanon". It has indeed been very involved for a year, and the deadly explosion in the port of Beirut, to help Lebanon get out of the worst socio-economic crisis in its history.
The relations between Beirut and the Arab Gulf States have also stretched up in recent years due to the growing influence of Pro-Iran Hezbollah. "France has a role to play in the region (...) But how to want to work to the stability of the region, how to want to deal with Lebanon and deal with so many topics by ignoring the first Gulf country in terms of geography and of size, "said French president.
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Emmanuel Macron arrived at Jeddah, from which he gave up in the afternoon, on the second day of an express tour in the Gulf who led him to meet the other two strong men in the region: the Prince heir Abu Dhabi Mohammed Ben Zayed Al-Nahyan and the emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim Ben Hamad Al-Thani. The Escale in Dubai allowed him to make a historical agreement for the acquisition by the Emirates of 80 battle planes - RecordCommendé for the fighter plane entered into service in 2004-- for 14 billion euros . Other military contracts (helicopters and armaments) raised a total of 17 billion.
A Doha, Emmanuel Macron has "thanked" Qatar for organizing the evacuation of 258 Afghans, "threatened because of their commitments" or "of their links with France", which will be repatriated to the hexagon after to be passed by the emirate.Complaint in Paris
At the very moment of this presidential displacement, a complaint was filed on Friday in Paris with a civil party constitution targeting the heirs of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, especially for financing terrorism. The complainants, victims of war in Yemen, accuse these two countries for having a "alliance" with the Jihadist group Al-Qaeda, explained their lawyer Joseph Breham.
Saudi Arabia, Allied of the United States, intervenes in Yemen since 2015 at the head of a military coalition in support To the government facing the Houthis rebels, politically supported by Iran, Washington enemy and Ryad Regional Rival. The Emirates withdrew their troops from Yemen in 2019 but remain members of the coalition.
The Saudi authorities have not responded to the stresses of the AFP at this stage. Also contacted, power Emirati had no comment to make at present.
Suspected killer of Saudi journalist Khashoggi was identified by passport, not just name - source .
Suspected killer of Saudi journalist Khashoggi was identified by passport, not just name - sourceFrench law enforcement sources have named the man arrested on Tuesday as Khaled Aedh Al-Otaibi - the same name as a former member of the Saudi Royal Guard listed in U.S. and British sanctions documents and a U.N.-commissioned report as having been involved in Khashoggi's killing.