France agrees 'strategic' pact with Qatar

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Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani (R), and Foreign Minister walks alongside his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in Doha on February 11, 2019. / AFP / KARIM JAAFAR

Qatar and France marked a deal Monday to collaborate on security and financial issues. 

Qatar Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani met with his French partner Jean-Yves Le Drian in Doha to sign the "strategic dialogue" agreement.

The deal denoted "another stage" for the two nations, Al-Thani said amid a press conference.

"This platform will incorporate collaboration in various regions between the two nations, including safeguard security, local security just as vitality, economy and culture," he included. 

Le Drian said the assention "obliges" Paris and Doha to have ordinary gatherings. 

Qatar a week ago took conveyance of the first of 36 French-manufactured Rafale warrior planes. 

Qatar claims celebrated French football champions Paris Saint-Germain and one month from now will see the opening of Doha's multi-million dollar national historical center, planned by French designer Jean Nouvel.

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