LONDON: King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa of Bahrain held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Monday, Bahrain News Agency reported.
The king was received by Macron and attended an official reception ceremony at the palace.
During the talks, ways to enhance relations between the two countries at all levels were discussed, as well as regional and international developments and issues of common concern, BNA added.
The king also expressed his thanks to the French president for his efforts in strengthening the historical relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries and peoples. He also emphasized France’s role as a fundamental pillar of security and stability in the world.
The king and Macron shared their belief in dialogue, resolving issues through peaceful diplomatic means, and rejecting terrorism, violence and extremism, which would meet the aspirations and hopes of the peoples of the world to achieve security, stability and prosperity.
Lastly, the two leaders also discussed the climate challenges facing the world and discussed mechanisms of joint coordination to address them, in order to ensure the protection of the global environment, through joint international initiatives under the framework of the United Nations and its organizations.