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Published on September 9, 2015
Bahrain/meeting between M. François Hollande, President of the Republic, and His Majesty Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, King of Bahrain

Paris, September 8, 2015

The President had a meeting with His Majesty Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, King of Bahrain. The meeting focused on regional issues and the battle against Daesh [ISIL] terrorism and its sources of funding, in which the two countries are fully engaged.

The President talked to the King about the issue of protecting cultural and religious diversity in the Middle East and about the political and social measures which must be taken to this end, in the context of the Conference on the Protection of Victims of Ethnic and Religious Violence in the Middle East which is being held in Paris today.

Finally, the two heads of state also spoke about the prospects of deepening our bilateral relations, particularly as regards aerospace, emergency medicine and town planning.

The President expressed his condolences following the deaths of five Bahraini soldiers in the attack on 4 September in Yemen’s al-Safer region./.