Sheikh Mohammed Meets French Foreign Minister amid Qatar Dispute
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, met the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Abu Dhabi on Sunday as the diplomat tours the Gulf seeking a solution to the Qatar crisis. France is looking to throw its weight behind Kuwait-led mediation between Qatar and the four Arab countries boycotting it, Drian said before meeting the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. According to Arab media, Sheikh Mohammed and Le Drian discussed regional and international issues along with enhancing cooperation when they met at Al Shati Palace. Earlier the French foreign minister met Sheikh Sabah, emir of Kuwait and chief mediator in the crisis, after talks with officials in Doha and Jeddah in an effort to heal the rift between Gulf countries.