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Kuwait/conversation between M. François Hollande, President of the Republic, and the Emir of Kuwait

Published on June 12, 2015
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, June 11, 2015

The French President spoke today to the Emir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah. During the telephone conversation, the two heads of stage recalled the historical ties of friendship uniting our two countries, and in particular France’s commitment to ensuring Kuwait’s security.

The two heads of state expressed their shared desire to contribute to regional stability, and the French President welcomed the Emir of Kuwait’s steadfast policy of dialogue with all the countries in the region.

In the framework of the defence partnership uniting France and Kuwait, the Emir of Kuwait expressed the Kuwaiti government’s wish to equip his country’s air force with 24 Caracal type heavy helicopters. The contract will be signed as soon as possible in the presence of French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and his counterpart, Sheikh Khaled al-Jarrah al-Sabah./.

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