In the Gulf countries Emmanuel Macron plays "the argument of realism"

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French President Emmanuel Macron (C) is received by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (D) in Jeddah, a city on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia on December 4, 2021. © Thomas SAMSON / AFP

By: Jean-Baptiste Marot Follow

Continuation and end of Emmanuel Macron's visit to the Gulf countries.

The head of state arrived today in the late morning in Saudi Arabia.

Emmanuel Macron has just met in Jeddah the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed ben Salman, MBS.

Why is France so attentive to the Gulf countries, countries criticized for their human rights violations?

We talk about it with François Burgat.

Political scientist, emeritus director of research at the CNRS and at the Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim World (IREMAM), he is the international guest of Jean-Baptiste Marot.

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Mohammed bin salman

  • Emmanuel Macron