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LThe plan is described as “ambitious”. Tuesday February 27, the Emir of Qatar Tamim ben Hamad Al-Thani was invited to the Élysée, for the primary day of his state go to to France. He signed an settlement on Qatari funding commitments. The quantity is ten billion injected into the French economic system by 2030.

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An funding which the French president welcomed: “We have signed an ambitious plan,” he introduced through the trade of toasts along with his host, whereas a dinner was given in his honor on the Élysée . “These investments will strengthen the strategic partnerships between our two countries,” added the Emir. They will intervene in sectors corresponding to power transition, semiconductors, aerospace, synthetic intelligence, digital, well being and cultural industries.

READ ALSO Emmanuel Macron: after the dumpling, the pirouetteThis is the primary state go to to France by an Emir of Qatar in fifteen years, and the primary for Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani since his accession to the throne in 2013. “Your country is a friendly country of France, a loyal, strategic partner, on which it knows it can count in difficult situations”, declared Emmanuel Macron, who recalled the common agenda of “defense and security” that the two States are “in the process of strengthening” or that in the “fight against terrorism”.

A “genocide of the Palestinian people”

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy was also present at the dinner, alongside the president of Paris-Saint-Germain, Qatari businessman Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, a member of the emir's inner circle. Also invited were Kylian Mbappé, star striker of PSG, Bernard Arnault and Xavier Niel, main shareholder of the French telecoms group Iliad.

READ ALSO “Troops on the ground in Ukraine”: what did Macron imply?The emir exchanged a number of phrases, virtually complicit, with Kylian Mbappé, who introduced his intention to go away PSG on the finish of the season. Previously, the Emir and the French president reiterated throughout their talks their need to attain “very quickly a ceasefire” in Gaza, the Élysée indicated. The launch of the hostages is an absolute “priority” for France, recalled Emmanuel Macron. The Emir for his half denounced a “genocide of the Palestinian people”, with “forced displacements” and “savage bombings”.