The newest entrant in efforts to resolve the Gulf crisis is France. The country’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian who was in Doha on Saturday said that France will play an active role to resolve the issues between Qatar and the four Arab nations. Le Drian said that France would be part of the Kuwait-led mediation to help resolve the crisis. After his meeting with his Qatari counterpart Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, Le Drian said, “France should be a facilitator in the mediation”. Le Drian is on a tour of the Gulf region, and he will be trying to put things into perspective between Qatar and the four Arab nations – Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt.
Le Drian said that France was very concerned about the ongoing Gulf crisis since it has started to impact the lives of so many people. He urged leaders in the region to think about constructive dialogue and make efforts to foster peace and stability. He said that France is holding talks with all the countries involved to find the right solution and help resolve the crisis.