France appoints an envoy to mediate between Qatar and blockading nations

France appoints an envoy to mediate between Qatar and blockading nations

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By QLNews

Several world leaders have been trying to mediate and resolve the illegal blockade of Qatar ever since it began on June 5.

While top leaders from Germany and Great Britain visited both parties, the USA has appointed two veteran statesmen to try and resolve the crisis.

France has now come forward to play an active role in crisis resolution by picking its former ambassador to Qatar and Saudi Arabia as a special envoy to support mediation efforts, reported Gulf Times.

“I confirm that Bertrand Besancenot, diplomatic adviser to the government, will soon go to the region to evaluate the situation and the best ways to support the mediation and appease tensions between Qatar and its neighbours,” France’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne said.

Bertrand Besancenot, 65, was assigned to Doha in the 1980s before becoming ambassador to Qatar in 1996. He first served as France’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia in 2007 until September last year, reported The Peninsula.

Kuwait's Emir HH Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber has led mediation efforts to resolve the row.

Picture courtesy: lefigaro.fr

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