French President Emmanuel Macron (R) is greeted by US, Qatari and French armies' commanders upon his arrival at the al-Udeid Air Base in the Qatari capital Doha on December 7, 2017. (AFP / KARIM JAAFAR)
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French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Qatar Thursday for a one-day trip to the small Gulf country as it faces continued isolation and a boycott by some of its Arab neighbors.Macron landed and immediately traveled to the vast al-Udeid air base, home to some 10,000 American troops and the forward headquarters of the U.S. military's Central Command. France also has a contingent of soldiers at the base, which is crucial to the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and to the war in Afghanistan.Macron smiled and shook hands with the French and American soldiers who greeted him at the base before walking into a meeting with the base's top commanders.Qatar may announce during Macron's visit that it will purchase up to 12 more of the French-made Dassault Rafale jets.
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