The first strategic seminar of the Qatari-French joint higher military committee activities for 2019 began on Wednesday under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs HE Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al Attiyah and in the presence of Chief of Staff of the Qatari Armed Forces Lieutenant-General (Pilot) Ghanem bin Shaheen al Ghanem.
The seminar is being held in coordination and partnership with the Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy (DGRIS).
In his opening speech, Director of the Directorate of International Studies Brigadier (pilot) Rashid Hamad al Naimi said the seminar is a cornerstone for the development of long-term strategic relations between the two countries, adding that it contributes to the promotion of bilateral interactions between the two military institutions.
He added that the strategic intellectual consensus between Qatar and France, especially on regional issues, will serve the strategic and security environment in the region in a way that promotes security and prosperity.
The seminar was attended by a number of senior officers of the Qatari Armed Forces. (QNA)
Source: Qatar Tribune